UPLOAD Photos and Images to Google Photos  PC and Mobile ▷ 2020

Google Photos is a cloud service that Google designed for its users, the same allows people to upload photos and videos no restrictions, as long as the storage limit is not exceeded.

This functionality allows different users, whether on computers (Windows or MacOS) or smart devices (Android and iOS), to synchronize their Gmail account to be able to store all audiovisual or visual content in the cloud. Best of all, it will be available to any device just by syncing email.

Next in this tutorial we are going to explain you step by step, how you can upload images in Google Photos and how you can configure it to always have your content available.

Steps to upload and publish photos and images on Google Photos (* formerly Google Images)

There are different methods that in essence will be very similar at the time of execution. Although there are small details that differentiate them from each other and this depends on whether you are using an operating system (Windows or MacOS) or if you use a Smartphone (regardless of the brand or model).

From Windows or Mac computer

In this case the steps to follow they are the same regardless of which operating system you are entering, And even from which browser you use, each of these factors is totally indifferent.

The tutorial that we are going to explain will be made in a computer with a Windows 10 operating system and a Google Chrome browser. In case you have another browser or operating system, you just have to repeat the steps as we explain to complete them.

Steps to upload an image and create an album in Google Photos:

  • Login to the Navigator of your preference.
  • Open Google and log into your account, (you will see a blue icon that says “Log in”) This is at the top right of the screen.
  • Once you have synchronized your account with the browser and Google, now you just have to enter “Google Photo”.
  • For this you have to do click on the “Options” icon, this is next to your profile picture, it is a square made up of multiple small windows.
  • Now, you will click “Photo”.

enter google photos

  • You have different options available, in case you are only interested in saving the images, you will click on “Load”, if on the contrary you are interested in having your images ordered, first you will press on “Create”.
  • In option “Load” You just have to choose the images you want to upload, and they will automatically be added to the default album that the cloud has.

Upload images to Google Photos Album

  • Yes you select “Create”, First you are going to design the album where the images will be uploaded and then you will add all the images that correspond to this album.

create album in google photos

  • Another way to organize your images in an album already previously created or to create a new one, is from the option of “Load” and once the image is uploaded, a box will appear confirming said action. You will click on it “Add to album or shared album.”

full upload of an image in google photo

  • Now you just have to select the album where you want to save the image, or failing that, you must create a new one.

album selection to upload image in google photos

In this way you can upload your files either images or videos in order to always locate them quickly when you want to see them again.

From the Android mobile or iPhone

Using Google Photos on smartphones is very simple, the only requirement is to have the app installed on your device, You can download it from the Apple Store or Play Store. Once installed, you only have to make a few small configurations so that your content is always synchronized and stored in the cloud.

Even so, Google Photos when detecting that new photos or folders have been created to store content, It will offer you the option to synchronize said element and thus create a backup copy of it.

Which will allow you to free up space by deleting images and videos on your device, Once this is done you will be able to see them from the tool, you will only need access to an Internet network to download and enter it.

How to activate a backup and sync in Google Photos?

This part will be done on Android, however, it is fully functional on other computers, for example iOS. You just have to follow exactly the same steps to successfully configure the application on the device.

Once you have downloaded and installed the application, you have to do the following:

  • Login in the app.
  • You will look for the options button, this is in the upper left of the screen.

open options in google photos for android

  • After clicking on this menu a new one will open, in this you will choose the section of “Setting”.

open settings in google photos

In it you will have to make certain adjustments, among them are:

  • Make sure the “Backup and Synchronization” is activated.
  • In the section “Backup copies of device folders” Check those applications that you want to make backup copies of your data.
  • It is recommended that the section “Backup with mobile data” is disabled, as this can consume many megabytes of your plan. In this way only the backup will be made using Wi-Fi.

set up google photos on android

This app is an excellent tool to save your images and videos in the cloud, in turn to always have them available anywhere and on different devices just by using your Gmail email. Which is excellent to synchronize your data and get all the information stored at the time you want.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will also be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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