In this post, we will see how to sync Google Photos with Windows 10 Photos App. Google Photos is an outstanding platform to store your photos, as you get various features like auto backup, free unlimited storage, photo editing, animation maker, etc. But, Google Photos is only available for smartphones, tablets, and the web, which also means there is no desktop client for Google Photos. However, you can actually use Google Photos in Windows PC. You can do that by syncing Google Photos with Windows 10 Photos app.
So, if you’re a fan of Windows 10 Photos app and also want to access your photos from Google Photos in it, then we will see how to exactly do that in this post.
How to Sync Google Photos with Windows 10 Photos App?
Google Photos can be accessed on Windows PC after installing Google Drive desktop client, as all your photos and videos are stored in Google Drive.
Step 1: Download Google Drive and install it on your PC. After that, you can select the “Sync” option for your entire drive or only for specific folders (like Google Photos). I would recommend to sync your entire Google Drive.
Step 2: Now, open Google Drive on the web and click on the “Gear” icon on the top right. Then select “Settings” and scroll down on the window and activate the “Create a Google Photos Folder” option. Then Google Photos folder will be added to Google Drive in minutes.
Step 3: After the Google Photos folder is added to Google Drive, you can see in inside the “Google Drive” folder on the “Quick Access” menu on your PC. If it is visible, then launch Windows 10 Photos app and click on the dotted icon on the right top corner. Then select “Settings”.
Step 4: Now, click “Add a Folder” button under the “Sources” section. After that, click on “Google Drive” on the Quick Access menu and select the “Google Photos” folder.
Step 5: Having done that, click on the “Add this folder to Pictures” button and wait a little so that the folder gets added. This will add all your photos from Google Photos to Windows 10 Photos app.
This is how you can sync Google Photos with Windows 10 Photos app. Please note that syncing Google Photos with the Photos app will automatically download all your videos and photos from Google Drive to your PC. Make sure you have enough space for that in your hard drive.