Why Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another

Nowadays, people prefer to store data in cloud storage because they can access their data anywhere and anytime. In this way, using cloud drive becomes increasingly popular. Google Photos is an excellent photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. In general, as long as you set the storage settings to "High quality", you can get unlimited photo storage for photos up to 1080p resolution.

But to pursue the original resolution and quality of photos and videos, you might choose "Original quality" to store the photos, and this will use storage quantity in the users' Google account. As more original photos are stored, users may prefer to recreate a new account to enjoy more free storage space.

Though it is common to use multiple Google Photos accounts, transferring Google Photos to another account is still not easy. Then, if anyone wants to move pictures from Google Photos to another, is there a straightforward way to migrate photos quickly? Luckily, the answer is YES.

The following part will introduce 5 ways to show you how to move Google Photos to another account. You can choose a method you like based on your situation.

How to Move Photos from One Google Account to Another in Traditional Ways

Way 1: Download and Upload

Step 1. Log in your first Google Photos account.
Step 2. Select the photos that you want to transfer.
Step 3. Click the “Download” icon located at the top right corner.

Download Photos from Google Photos
Download Photos from Google Photos

Note: These photos will be downloaded as a zip file. If you want to upload them separately to another account, remember to extract them before uploading.

Step 4. Log in your second Google Photos account.
Step 5. Click on the “Upload” icon or directly drag all the downloaded images into the second account to upload them.

Upload Photos to Google Photos
Upload Photos to Google Photos

This way can help move photos from one Google Photos to another, but you need to operate it manually and it is really bothering because the process of downloading and uploading will be affected by the network speed and the volume of your photos.

Way 2: Transfer Google Photos to Another Account with the “Sharing” Feature

Yes, you can transfer these photos by creating a sharing link. There are detailed steps.

Step 1. Browse photos.google.com in the source Google account.
Step 2. Select photos you want to transfer.
Step 3. Click the “Share” icon located in the top right corner of the display and choose and select the “Create Link” option.
Step 4. Copy the link in the pup-out window and paste it into a new tab.

Create a Sharing Link
Create a Sharing Link

Note: You can also copy this link and share it with anyone else on any other media.

Step 5. Log in to your second account and click on the “Add to Album” button to add them to your second Google Photos account. Then you can view all the shared photos in the “Photos” interface.

Way 3: Send a Shared Library Invitation

Step 1. Move to the “Settings” interface of your first Google Photos account.
Step 2. Click on the “Shared libraries” selection.

Shared Libraries
Shared Libraries

Step 3. Enter the address of your second Google Photos account and click on the “Next” button to continue.

Select Partner
Select Partner

Step 4. Choose settings in the pop-out window and click on the “Next” icon.

Choose Settings
Choose Settings

Note: In this step, you could choose to share all the photos or just part of them with another account.

Step 5. Click on “Send Invitation” button in the window.
Step 6. Login your second Google Photos account.
Step 7. Move to the “Sharing” interface and accept the invitation. In this way, you can view all shared photos from your first account.

Accept Shared Library Invitation
Accept Shared Library Invitation

Step 8. Open up the shared library, select all the photos and click on “Add to library” to transfer them to your account.

Way 2 and Way 3 can help you transfer Google Photos to another account without downloading, but when you log in to your two accounts at the same time, the Google browser might not figure out which account you are using when operating, thus the operation may be a bit of troublesome. But don’t worry, the below part will introduce a new way to help you avoid the problem.

How to Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another in Popular Ways

MultCloud is a FREE web-based multiple cloud storage manager that allows users to sync or transfer files between cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, MEGA, Box, pCloud, WebDav, FTP server, etc without downloading and uploading, logging in and out, or switching accounts so you can easily migrate your photos from one Google Photos to another account. Let’s see how to move photos from one Google account to another.

Pre-requisites:

1. You need to sign up before using MultCloud or you can log in directly with your Google+ or Facebook account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

2. Enter MultCloud and add Google Photos accounts. Click on “Add Clouds” and add your Google Photos accounts to MultCloud one by one.

Add Google Photos
Add Google Photos

When the above preparations are completed, you could choose one of the following two methods that are more suitable for your situation to operate.

Way 1: Copy Photos from One Google Photos to Another with the “Copy to” Function

If you want to copy several photos, videos, or folders to another Google Photos, you can achieve the demand with the function like “Copy to”.

Select photos you want to move in your first Google Photos, right-click “Copy to” and select the “Photos” folder under another account as the destination in the pop-out window. Then click on “OK” to transfer them.

Copy Photos to Google Photos
Copy Photos to Google Photos

Note: The "Albums" directory can only store album directories, but not media files. So, you can choose “Photos” as your target directory to save your images, photos, videos, and other media files.

Way 2: Transfer Google Photos to Another Google Account with "Cloud Transfer"

If you want to transfer folders or the whole storage to another account, you can directly use the “Cloud Transfer” feature to perform the operation.

Click on the “Cloud Transfer” button on the tab and select the folder under one Google Photos as the source and another as the destination. Finally, click on “Transfer Now” to complete the task.

Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another
Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another

Notes:

  • The “Cloud Transfer” feature is more suitable for transferring folders or the whole storage to other clouds.
  • You are not allowed to transfer the corresponding folders to the root directory of your destination Google Photos account. While selecting the target path, you may need to select a subdirectory under your destination Google Photos account as the destination.
  • MultCloud supports cloud-to-cloud data transmission even if the device is turned off. And more, scheduling cloud transfer is also available in MultCloud, so you can automatically transfer, sync or backup data between cloud storage services at a regular interval.

Way 3: Move Google Photos to Another Account with "Share"

This method is suitable for some users who want to transfer cloud drive data to the cloud drive account of a family member. If you also have this need, then the "Share" in MultCloud function can help you.

1. Open Google Photos, find the file or folder that needs to be transferred, then right-click the file or folder, and finally select "Share" in the pop-up window.

Choose Share in Google Photos
Choose Share in Google Photos

2. Select the sharing mode. In view of the privacy of the file, you can choose the "Private Share". This kind of sharing can create a password, and only those who know the password can obtain the file data, which can ensure the security of the data.

Create a Private Share
Create a Private Share

3. Send the link and password to your family member, she or he can open the link and enter the password to get the content you share. She or he can choose to download the data directly to the computer or save the data to a cloud drive.

Direct Download or Save to Cloud
Direct Download or Save to Cloud

Notes:

  • If your family does not register a MultCloud account, she or he only can download the data directly to the computer, and then upload it to the cloud drive.
  • If she or he wants to save files directly to Google Photos, she or he needs to register a MultCloud account first, so that it is very convenient to share useful e-books or application installation packages among multiple different cloud drives.

Summary

This article has presented five ways to help transfer photos from one Google account to another and you could move your photos with any method mentioned above.

If MultCloud is your choice, as a user with several cloud accounts, you could also easily manage your clouds with MultCloud. For example, you could manage multiple Google Drive accounts, connect to Dropbox, etc.

If you want to sync files between clouds, MultCloud also can help you achieve the goal with the “Cloud Sync” feature. If you want to sync Google Photos to Google Drive or backup Dropbox to OneDrive, you can make full use of it.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

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