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Hi Everyone,

Due to COVID-19, people are sharing more photos and videos. To save internet resources, backup & sync has been turned off for device folders created by messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messages, and Kik. 

Starting today, you’ll notice a message in the Photos App about this change. You can change this setting at any time. Learn more.

Thanks,
Kate and the Google Photos team
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I can't express how stupid that was of you, Google!

Literally the only thing the most people (who don't know how the 'internet' works) care about, is that the photos of messaging services (like WhatsApp)  are being saved!

1. Why can you change my settings??
2. Why would you consider that a good move?
3. Who in hell gave you permit to change user settings?!?!

YOU are going to tell now every aunt, uncle, grandma of mine how to change that back.
Or: you just undo that stupid change 🤮

Thanks for nothing
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Finally..
In the past there was no way to stop gphotos from backing up facebook pics.. because it treats everything inside DCIM as one folder.. and stupid facebook app saves everything in DCIM when it should use Pictures folder.. I only backup photos taken from the camera and had to manually delete facebook saved photos from gphotos after they are uploaded.. or use fb lite which saves in Pictures folder which can easily be excluded from backup..
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I followed the instructions to sync folders bu there’s no option showing on the Library section for folders on my device. This is the iPadOS app. 

Do you know if the settings are somewhere else on this version? I’ve checked through all the settings menus and the main settings menu. 

Thanks.
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Estos Google ,cada días están mas pésimos y no valen un centavo
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It was an offensive invasion of privacy.   Good riddance.    I already disabled, and then deleted, photos to make it stop, hopefully.
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Really, how dare you steal photos from my private messages to your "backup" in the first place.  I cannot emphasize enough how outrageous that was.

Now, how do we stop google from harvesting addresses and invoices from our emails?
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Again, this is applicable only to Android and not for IOS devices. When can expect this fix for IOS users?
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Please backup my photos
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