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Preface

With the popularity of the Internet, people are more inclined to store their data on cloud storage platforms because it provides them with the freedom to capture more photos and videos. In addition, it provides people with the freedom to access stored data from any location at any time.

Google Photos is one such platform that provides users with the ability to store photos and videos in high and original quality. But now, how to transfer all the Google Photos to another account is a difficult process for users.

Can I Transfer Google Photos to Another Account?

The answer is "yes", you can easily move Google Photos to another account. As we all know, Google Photos provides users with an option to store high-quality photos. In addition, it provides users with many features to use, organize, manage and share photos. You can freely access Google Photos from all compatible devices.

The biggest advantage of Google Photos is that you don't need to be tech-savvy to access it. In addition, you can operate your Google Photos account for as long as you want. When it comes to moving Google Photos to another account, there are many ways to achieve that. In this post, we will focus on 4 of the most practical methods that have been implemented and are trustworthy.

How to Transfer Google Photos to Another Account

Solution 1: Download and Upload

Step 1. Go to Google Photos official website and log in to your first account.
Step 2. Select all pictures you want to transfer. (You can firstly select the first picture in your Google Photos, and scroll the mouse to the end, then press "Shift" and select your last picture.)
Step 3. Click the "Download" button.

Download Photos from Google Photos
Download Photos from Google Photos

Step 4. Log in to your second account through Google Photos' official website.
Step 5. Click the "Upload" button to upload these photos downloaded from your first account to your second account.

Upload Photos to Google Photos
Upload Photos to Google Photos

This is the most common way that you could come up with to move Google Photos from one account to another. But it's somehow troublesome and needs much of your operation.

Solution 2: Use Shared Albums

Step 1. Log in to your first Google Photos account through its official website.
Step 2. Create a new Album and add 2000 photos to it.
Step 3. Put the pointer on this album, click the three dots symbol (More options) and click "Share album" and type your second account to receive the invitation.

Share Album in More Options
Share Album in More Options

Step 4. Log in to your Gmail account and click the link you have received to view these photos.
Step 5. Select all photos and click the "Add to album" icon to add them to your second account.

Add to Album
Add to Album

Notes:

  • Make sure that your first account does not set to delete info when doing this operation.
  • Make sure that the upload quality for your second account is set to "Original".
  • When you add a picture to a second account, any edits you make for the first account are rendered as pixels change.
  • When a date/time is changed, the changed date/time is also transferred.

The biggest advantage is that you don’t have to download, then re-upload everything to your second account compared to solution 1. But again, this way takes time if you have many pictures in your old account.

Is there a faster and more convenient way that can help transfer photos from one Google account to another directly without encountering the above situations? Read solution 3 to get the answer.

Solution 3: Transfer Google Photos to Another Account with MultCloud

There is a much easier way to solve your problem, which enables you to directly transfer all Google Photos to another account. Yet, it needs you to rely on a third-party program, a FREE professional and reliable multiple cloud storage manager tool, MultCloud.

MultCloud, as a free online cloud transfer service, can not only help manage multiple cloud accounts within one login but also can help transfer files, documents, programs, videos, etc., from one cloud to another directly without using the traditional ways. You can follow 2 ways provided by MultCloud to move Google Photos to another account.

For different scenarios, MultCloud provides two different ways to transfer files between different Google Photos accounts.

►File Transfer of Google Photos Account for Same User

If you want to transfer files between two or more Google Photos accounts you have registered, the "Cloud Transfer" in MultCloud can help you easily complete data migration tasks. For example, after graduation, you want to migrate the data in the school account to the newly registered Google Photos account.

Step 1. Create one MultCloud account or you can log in directly with your Google+ or Facebook account.

Create an account
Create an account

Step 2. On the main interface of this tool, move to the “Add Cloud” tab and scroll down to select “Google Photos” in the list. Then, follow the easy guide to finish adding task.

Add Google Photos Account
Add Google Photos Account

Note: To distinguish between these two accounts, you can name the first Google Photos account as Google Photos 1 and another one as Google Photos 2.

Step 3. Add another Google Photos account following the same way above.
Step 4. Go to the "Cloud Transfer" tab, and select the Google Photos directory where your personal pictures locate as the source and your own Photos account as the destination. Click "Transfer Now" to start moving images from one Google Photos account to another.

Transfer Google Photos to Another Account
Transfer Google Photos to Another Account

If you want to sync Google Photos to another account, you can follow the operations from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2MrY8IA9z4.

Tips:

  • The "Photos" directory can only store images, videos, and other media files, but not directories.
  • The "Albums" directory can only store album directories, but not media files.
  • MultCloud supports the "Schedule" feature. If you want to transfer images regularly, you could enable it.
  • As long as your task starts, you can close the page and even shut download your PC because MultCloud can run your task in the background.

►File Transfer of Google Photos Account Between Different Users

In view of this situation, the cooperation of two people is required to complete the entire operation process. If you want to export certain photos to your friends, this method can reduce your burden to a certain extent.

Step 1. You and your friend need to register MultCloud accounts separately.
Step 2. After the account registration is successful, you and your friend need to grant MultCloud access to your Google Photos account respectively.
Step 3. Open your Google Photos account in MultCloud, select the content you want to share, and click "Share", then select the form you want to share. For your data security, you can create a "Private Share" link, and then send the link and password to your friend.

Create a Private Share in Google Photos
Create a Private Share in Google Photos

Notes: 

  • After creating a sharing link, you can view all shared content and sharing types under the path Shares>>My shares in MultCloud.
  • If you share the entire folder, you can set the upload permission of your friend, that is, your friend can change the content in the folder and upload it after the upload permission is turned on.
My Shares
My Shares

Step 4. After your friend gets the link and password, he or she can get the content you share with. Then, he or she can directly save the data to his or her Google Photos account, or choose to download it to the local device first, and then upload it to a cloud drive.

Input Password
Input Password
Direct Download or Save to Cloud
Direct Download or Save to Cloud

Note: If you and your friend have both registered a MultCloud account, you can not only share files in your Google Photos accounts, but also share files between other cloud drive accounts.

Summary

You can easily transfer Google Photos to another account following any solutions above. If the third solution suits you better, you may find that MultCloud has more advanced features.

As a multi-cloud drives manager, MultCloud supports most mainstream cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega, Flickr, etc. It enables you to link all cloud drives together in one platform and manage multiple cloud accounts (create, delete, copy, cut, paste, rename, etc.) just like in Windows explorer.

In addition to the "Cloud Transfer" feature, it also has the "Cloud Sync" feature. For "Cloud Sync" feature, can help sync or back up files from one account to another without downloading and uploading. For example, if you want to sync Google Photos with OneDrive, you can make full use of it.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features