Google Photos on Windows 10 how to add and sync

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Google Photos on Windows 10 How to add. Google Photos doesn't have a computer client. It has a web interface and can be used from a computer via a web browser. There is no official application that allows you to view or sync Google Photos on your computer. This means that the browser is the only way to view images in Google Photos on your computer unless you use a work-around. But there is Google Drive. Google Drive can sync Google Photos. You can use the app to add Google Photos in Windows 10. Here's how.

Google Photos are Windows 10

Google Drive

You need to have Google Drive installed on your computer for this to work. Go ahead and install it now. It has selective sync so you can choose which folders are synced on your Computer.

Add Google Photos To Google Drive

Open Google Drive in your browser. On the left, you will see a 'Google Photos' tab. Select it. In the Google Photos tab, click on the gear icon in the top right and select 'Settings'.

In the settings window, scroll down and enable the 'Create a Google Photos folder' option.

This will add a Google Photos folder to Google Drive. If you've turned on selective sync in Google Drive on your computer, make sure the Google Photos folder is sync enabled.

Add Google Photos to Windows 10

Open the Windows Photos app. At the top right, click the overflow icon. Select 'Settings' from the menu. Scroll down to the 'sources' section and click 'Add a folder'. From the Select Folder window, locate and select the Google Photos folder inside the Google Drive folder.

Click 'Add this folder' and wait a few minutes. It takes a while for the photos to appear. Click the refresh button at the top a couple of times and you will see the pictures.

With this solution, you can add Google Photos to Windows.

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