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Photos saved to my phone from Google Drive or Messages App, which are saved to the automatically created folder called Download and Messages on my device. These photos or folders they're located in, appear to never show up in the Photos App no matter what I do. I have uninstalled updates to Photos and Drive Apps on my device and reinstalled updates for both. I have tried clearing App Data and Cache for both Photos and Drive Apps. I have verified with technical support using screen share, that all the settings are turned on that were appropriate for my device, to where photos that were downloaded should have shown up in the Photos App.
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In the Backup-settings of the Photos-app you should be able to include these Device-folder for uploading to Google Photos. 
Not clear if you already did try that. 
I am out now for many hours. 
Good luck.
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When I go to the Photos App settings for Back up & Sync > Back up device folders, I see folders for "CACHE_IMAGE", "DJI_SPLASH", "Screenshots" and "reddit_sync". I don't see the Download or Messages folders.
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That's quite abnormal and the only normal folder is the Screenshot folder. The rest is due to uncommon apps. 
And if you select a picture in that Download or Messages folder, are you  able to select Backup on Google Photos under the 3 dots or not either?
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When under the folder "Messages" with a photo open, clicking the three dots has the following options: Open With, Download, Send File, Print.
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Good morning from here. 

Can you share selected pictures with Google Photos?
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Well this was a waste of my time. NOT ONE of you gave an response how to fix.   For some reason on my android phone, when I do a download from google drive, the downloaded photo does NOT appear in my google photo gallery. It stays in a download file .  Does not one read the actual question?
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I have the same problem, Gale. The downloaded photos do not show up in google photos. Can a tech please give insights to fix this?
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Hey Gale, maybe you ought to settle down and realize we're all having the same issue. So rude.
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Literally just switched to Android for the first time and I have the same problem among a few others, I'm about to regret my decision on switching.
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Hey John Dugan. How about if you dont have the answer shut up. Im pretty sure this person didn't post this to hear 50 people say they have the same problem. Your profile even says you could help with the issue and you bring nothing to the table.. They want a solution ya tit 🤦‍♂️
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