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Back up photos & videos automatically in Google Drive

Automatically add Google Photos to Google Drive

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app Google Drive.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. To add your Google Photos to Google Drive, tap Auto Add.

Learn more about how to back up and sync your photos

Storage & cost

Photos use space in your Google Account

Your photos and videos are stored using your Google Account's storage space. You have 15 GB of free storage, but you can buy more.

Space used depends on your storage setting and which product you use

  • Items uploaded via Google Drive count against your storage quota, regardless of size.
  • Items uploaded via Google Photos:
    • Don't use quota if they're stored in "High quality."
    • Do use quota if they're stored in "Original quality." 


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