Google+ Photos is Shutting Down: How to migrate all your pictures!

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Are you still using the Google+ photos app? If so there's some important news for you. The company recently announced in a blog post that they will be bringing down the Google+ Photos app - and yes it's happening pretty soon! 1st August to be precise.

Google+ Photos is Shutting Down: How to migrate all your pictures!

The Google+ photos had been widely popular among users and this made the company launch a complete new Photos app dubbed the Google Photos. The new app was launched in the Google I/O, 2015. With the new app you can automatically backup, edit and share their photos and videos on the go. The best part is that the app comes with unlimited storage facilities-that means high storage for your high quality images would never be an issue (at least Google claims so). We approve Google's statement, but in a country like India many don't have data bandwidth to upload bulks of images to the web!

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How to migrate?

Just in case you haven't downloaded the new app and migrated your photos, we think it's high time you did it. The Google+ photos app for Android smartphones will stop functioning from the 1st of August. But the process will be delayed for PC and iPhone users.

The process of migrating to the new app is pretty easy though. These are all you will be required to do:

  • Download the new Google Photos app from this link.
  • Open the app and you will receive a prompt to back up your original photos and videos stored in the previous app.
  • Just press OK and you are done and dusted.

I don't feel like doing it now! Do I have any alternate options?

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Nevertheless if you still feel like not paying heed to our warnings, Google has you covered. The users can download their already backed up images and videos anytime from this link.

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