With the Google Takeout export and download you can easily move all your uploaded media to a Google Photo account. However, if the recipient is Microsoft OneDrive or Flickr: with these services it is possible to activate automatic synchronization.
The amount of images and videos that can be stored in a Google Photos account is abysmal, especially if you use unlimited uploading: it’s not uncommon to have dozens of GB of data stored in the cloud. Usually, this space is not a big problem, but you may want to consider move your backup to another location, such as the Microsoft cloud or Flickr. The classic process would involve manually uploading all content after it has been previously downloaded, but there is a way to perform the process in one stroke. And automatically: with Google Takeout synchronization.
Google Takeout allows downloading and also synchronization
To activate the Google Photo Backup on your mobile, you just need to go to the application’s options (it comes standard on most Android phones) and activate the backup, preferably unlimited (this way you don’t use any drive space). This way it is possible to get a backup for one of the vital elements in any smartphone: the gallery. And it doesn’t matter how many images and videos are stored because, if we let Google manage the compression, we don’t have to worry about space.
While Google Photos is doing really well as a reel backup, you may have considered change that cloud to OneDrive or Flickr. You may even want a second backup, so that can happen. So how do you move all your pictures and videos from Google Photos to Microsoft OneDrive or Flicker? Let’s look at the process.
- You need an account with the service you want to use to save the new copy of your photos. Also, you must take into account the space: OneDrive offers 5 GB free, Flickr up to 1,000 photos (or combined with video).
- Go to this Google Takeout page Sign in and create a new Google Photo export. Click on ‘Next Step’.
- Select the destination from the two available ‘Delivery Methods’: OneDrive or Flickr.
- Click on ‘.Link accounts and create export and accept the permissions: first from Takeout to access your Google account, then log in to the platform you are synchronizing with.
- Once the data has been accepted, the synchronization will be carried out automatically and without you having to do anything: Google will notify you when it is complete.
The export time is long as the upload is done photo by photo, almost as if it were uploaded manually even though the process is fully automated. Google Photos will create the same album structure in the destination cloud; and will upload all content as found in Photos, including Exif data.