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5 Ways to Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another

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Jun. 04 2020 | 4 mins read

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If you are trying to migrate images from Google Photos to another, this article provides you five ways to help you move photos between two Google accounts.

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How to 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 photos between Google accounts is still not easy. Then, if anyone wants to copy photos from one Google account 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 photos from one Google account to another. You can choose a method you like based on your situation.

Traditional Ways: How to Copy Photos from One Google Account to Another?

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 “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 your another account, remember to extract them before uploading.

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

This way can help move photos from one Google Photos to another, but you need to operate 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: Migrate Photos between Google Photos Accounts with “Sharing” Feature

Yes, you can move 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 “Create Link” option.
Step 4. Copy the link in the pup-out window and paste it in 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. Login your second account and click on “Add to Album” button to add them to your second Google Photos account. Then you can view all the shared photos in “Photos” interface.

Way 3: Send a Shared Library Invitation

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

Shared Libraries
Shared Libraries

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

Select Partner
Select Partner

Step 4. Choose settings in the pop-out window and click on “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 “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 migrate photos between Google Photos accounts without downloading, but when you login your two accounts at the same time, 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, below part will introduce a new way to help you avoid the problem.

New Ways: Transfer Photos from One Google Account to Another with MultCloud

MultCloud is a FREE web-based multiple cloud 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.


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 is more suitable for your situation to operate.

Way 1: Copy Photos to Google Photos with “Cloud Explorer” Function

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

Select photos you want to move in your first Google Photos, right click “Copy to” and select “Photos” folder under your another account as the destination in the pop-out window. Then click on “Transfer” 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 One Google Photos to Another Account with "Cloud Transfer"

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

Click on “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 Photos to Another


  • “Cloud Transfer” feature only allows you to transfer 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 subdirectory under your destination Google Photos account as the destination.
  • MultCloud even supports transferring after power off, it will complete cloud-to-cloud data transmission for you. And more, scheduling cloud transfer is also available and it can help you automatically transfer, sync or backup data between cloud drives at a regular interval.


This article has introduced 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 drives, you could also easily manage your clouds with MultCloud “Cloud Explorer” feature. For example, you could link OneDrive accounts, connect Dropbox, etc. If you want to sync files between clouds, MultCloud also can help you achieve the goal with “Cloud Sync” feature. If you want to sync Google Drive with Dropbox or backup Dropbox to OneDrive, you can make full use of it.

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