Backup Your Pictures using Google Photos

Backup Your Pictures using Google Photos

As active Instagrammers, (well, Chicagogrammers, even!) it’s totally possible that your phone is overflowing with thousands of selfies and/or shots of food. That’s awesome, until you a) run out of space or b) lose your phone, or drop it lovingly (but drunkenly) in a bar toilet and don’t have access to all of the sweet-ass pics you were planning to post.

What to do, what to do? Well, my first instinct is to tell you if you’re an Apple user, don’t mess around with iCloud for photo storage. It’s ultra confusing, you’ve most likely gotta pay for it, and it’s all-around a huge old headache. What to use instead?

Backup your pictures using Google Photos. Seriously. It’s SUPER EASY and HAS FREE UNLIMTED PHOTO STORAGE!! Download the app, flip a switch to make it backup your pics automatically over Wi-Fi, and you’re well on your way to making sure you never lose a pic or video again. I recently got a new phone, and all my photos were going to be erased when I handed my old phone in to my carrier. I didn’t worry ONE BIT, because I’d used Google Photos to backup everything, so while my new phone started with a clean slate for storage, every single photo I’d taken with my old phone was safe and sound in the Google Photos app.

What else can it do besides backup?
– Edit/crop/filter your photos
– Create slideshows
– Make albums and movies
– Like its namesake, the photo search capabilities are pretty uncanny, including me being able to locate my favorite bakery in Paris from a photo I’d taken 2 years ago!

My best advice: Download Google Photos now for iPhone or Android, and make sure you log in to the app every few days to trigger the backup assistant. Never lose a photo again!


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