Google has discontinued the policy of syncing photos to Google Drive but many people still prefer to have a syncing option. Luckily, even though the two services have gone their separate ways, we have discovered a workaround that lets you keep Google Drive and Google Photos in Sync. A simple tool Google Backup and Sync lets you do this!
How to sync Google Drive and Google Photos
You can back up and sync your files with your Mac or Windows computer using the Google Backup and Sync tool. To do so:
- Download Backup and Sync to your PC
- Grant Permission to access photos
- Add photos to Google folder
Let’s proceed further.
1] Download Google Backup and Sync Tool to your PC
Google Backup and Sync offers the most reliable way to protect the files and photos that mean the most to you. It replaces the existing Google Photos Desktop uploader and Drive for PC/Mac.
The tool backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer located on your computer and other devices.
If you have not yet downloaded Backup and Sync, download it to your PC.
Sign in with your Google account (Email ID and Password).
2] Grant Permission to access photos
Once you have downloaded the app and installed it, run the app and if prompts for permission to access your photos grant the permission.
3] Add photos to Google folder
The app will install a folder on your computer called Google Drive. You can simply drag photos and documents onto the folder to sync its contents with Google Drive on Google’s servers.
You can also select folders from your computer to continuously backup to Google Drive. You can find the photos in the ‘Computers’ tab at drive.google.com.
Hereafter, any changes you make to this folder will be reflected on your PC will be reflected in Google Drive.
This means that the photos you upload to one service, and any changes you make to them will reliably show up in the other place, synced to your account.