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See if you can restore deleted photos & videos

If you have back up & sync on, photos and videos you delete will stay in your trash for 60 days. You can recover deleted items using the instructions below.

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu, then Trash Trash.
  3. Touch and hold the photo or video you want to recover.
  4. At the top right, tap Restore Restore. That photo or video will be restored to your Google Photos library and added back into any albums it was in.

We recommend backing up your photos

To find and recover photos more easily, turn on back up & sync. Learn how

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