Sharing Online Albums With Google Photos Leave a comment

Q. A previous column explained how to download specific files from Google Photos, but I need to know how to upload a specific album to share with a family group. How do I do this?

A. Google Photos can be set to automatically back up all the pictures you take on your smartphone or copy to your computer, so if you have this setting enabled, the pictures have already been uploaded to the online storage space that comes with your Google Account. You just need to select and sort the photos into the album you want to share before sending out a link to the family.

Even if you are not using the automatic backup feature, you can manually upload selected photos you want to share online. If you have a folder of images on your computer that you want to upload to Google Photos through your web browser, log in at and drag pictures onto the browser window to transfer them. (As an alternative, you can click the Upload button at the top of the screen and navigate to the folder on your computer to add them.)

Images can be uploaded to Google Photos by dragging and dropping the files from a desktop folder onto the browser window.Credit…The New York Times

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