How To Backup Photos to Google Photos in Windows 10

Google Photos is an online photo storage service open to any Google account holder. This guide explains how to use this free service to back up your photos and videos, and take advantage of the wide array of features offered through the platform.

What is Google Photos?

Google Photos is a free online service that allows Google account holders up to 15GB of free storage space. The platform provides a wide range of additional features in addition to storage, including the ability to edit photos using adjustment features and filters, to create slideshows, and to organize files into photo albums.

How to Back Up Photos from Your Computer to Google

To upload photos from your computer, follow these steps:

  • Go to Google Photos and sign in with your Google Account

  • Make sure Photos is selected on the left menu, then there are two ways you can upload photos:

    • Click on ¬†which is at the top of your screen and browse for the photos you would like to upload
    • Drag and drop the photos anywhere on the Photos webpage

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