Google Photos Major Update | How to Take Backup from Google Photos


Google Photos is the favorite place for storing your photos and videos. I am sure everyone stores their photos and videos knowingly or unknowingly in google photos. Google photos application comes with every android smartphone.

Google Photos provide unlimited storage for high-quality photos on google photos, but recently google changed their unlimited high quality storage policy. From June 1, 2021, any new photos or videos you capture through your phone or upload to google photos in high quality will count toward your Google Account storage, which is 15GB.

So, before 1st June, you should back up your high-quality photos or videos from google photos to your computer, google drive, or any other storage like dropbox, iCloud, etc.

In this article, I am going to explain, how to take a backup from Google Photos or download your google photos to google drive, local machine, etc.

So, let’s start

How to Take Backup from Google Photos

You can take backup to your computer, but it is not recommended. It will be more safe, when you keep all your photos and videos on cloud.

Google provides 15GB of storage for an individual account. So you can keep all the photos under a new account. If your photos are more than 15GB, you can buy storage from Google also. If you purchase extra storage, you don’t need to take any backup.

Google Photos Backup Download to Computer

As Google Photos and Google Drive are no longer integrated, you cannot move your photos and videos directly. Download all the photos and videos directly to your computer. You can download using google takeout. Let me explain how

Open google18 takeout.

google photos download using google takeout

Now click on next step by scrolling down.

google takeout

Now, click on export. When your export is ready, you will receive an email from google. Download the zip file on your computer to save it locally.

Google Photos Alternative for Your Photos and Videos

Some of the best Google Photos alternatives that you can use for storing your photos.

1. Google Drive

Google Drive

Google provides storage services for personal use, teams, and enterprise users. You will get 15GB of free storage with every account. If you need more space you buy more storage.



IDrive Online Backup offers cloud backup and local backup using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, known only to you. You can also automate the data protection on your computers and mobile devices using Scheduler.

IDrive offers free 5GB plan. If you want more space, you will need to purchase here.

2. Amazon Photos

Amazon Photos

Get unlimited full-resolution photo storage with prime membership. Automate your backups with the accessible feature from all the devices.

3. Flickr


You can use Flickr also for saving your memories. It is free and also, you can buy more storage at very cheap rate.

  1. What is Google Photos

    Google Photos is the favorite place for storing photos and videos and easily shareable.

  2. If I delete photos from the phone will it be still available on Google Photos?

    If you delete your photos and videos from your phone, you’ll still be able to see your photos and videos, including the ones you just removed, in the Google Photos app and Edit, share, delete, and manage anything in your Google Photos library.

  3. is Google Photos free?

    Yes, till now it is free. It offers unlimited high-quality images, but from June 1, 2021 onwards. Google Photos storage will count under 15 GB of free storage with the Google account.


In this article, I have shared important update of Google Photos and How to Take Backup from Google Photos. If you like this article, please share it on your social media.


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