Google Photos (Finally) Arrives in Google Drive

Google today announced the ability to view and manage photos and videos in both Google+ and Google Drive. Previously you were limited to managing photos and videos within Google+. While this new feature is not yet live everywhere Google’s help page details that if you delete a photo/video in Google Drive it will also be removed from Google+ (and vice versa).

One caution – if you edit a photo in Google+, your edits will only appear in the photo in Google+, not in the photo saved in your Drive folder. To have the edited photo appear in your Drive folder, download the edited photo in Google+ and upload it to your Drive folder.

Google Photos (Finally) Arrives In Google Drive

Thankfully storage space in Google Drive is not double counted with your Google+ photo storage. Whether this move signals a further unraveling of Google+ remains to be seen.  I’m  eager to see if Google Apps accounts will get this feature before the next presidential election.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you are shopping on Amazon anyway, buying from our links gives Gear Diary a small commission.

About the Author

Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.