Transfer Google Photos to Another Account

Google Photos is a central place to store all your photos – whether from your PC, tablet, or mobile. With more and more people relying on Google Photos, it’s a common practice to create multiple accounts for home, school, or work. At some point in time, you may need to transfer photos from one account to another. Keep on reading as we explore some of the easiest ways to transfer your photos.

Method 1: Manual Photo Transfer

This step involves downloading all the photos from your Google Photos account and re-uploading them to another account. If you have tons of photos, it’s not a recommended method. Manually selecting all the photos, and downloading and re-uploading them can take a longer time.

  1. Open Google Photos on your browser.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Click on the Photos tab.
  4. Select the first photo.
  5. Press the Page Down key on your keyboard until you see the last photo in your collection.
  6. Press and hold the Shift key.
  7. Select the last photo in your collection.
  8. Click on the three dots on the upper right side (More Options icon).
  9. Select the Download option.
  10. Sign in to the Google Photos account where you want to transfer your photos.
  11. Click on the Photos tab.
  12. Click on the Upload icon.
  13. Select all the photos you want to upload.
  14. Wait until all your photos are uploaded.

Method 2: Using a Shared Album

The Shared Album feature in Google Photos lets you organize photos into albums that can be shared with other individuals through direct links. Here's how to transfer your photos using this method:

  1. Open Google Photos on your browser.
  2. Do you already have an album to transfer your files from?
    • If yes, select the album you want to transfer from the left side panel.
    • If your photos are not organized into a single album, create a new album. To create a new album, click on the Album tab. Click on the Create Album button. Type a title for your album. Click on Select Photos and choose the photos you want to move to your new album. Afterwards, select your new album.
  3. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner (More Options icon).
  4. Select Share Album.
  5. In the new pop-up, click on Create Link.
  6. Google Photos will generate a public link for your album. Click on the Copy button.
  7. Sign out from your Google Photos account.
  8. In the Address Bar, paste your copied link.
  9. Sign in from your destination Google Photos account.
  10. Select all the photos.
  11. Click on the + icon.
  12. Choose Album.
  13. Confirm the action.

Method 3: Using a Partner Account

A Partner account is used in Google Photos to share your photos with your partners. Activate the Partner account and start partner sharing with your new account to automatically transfer your photos with ease.

  1. Open Google Photos on your browser.
  2. Click on the Settings icon.
  3. Click on the Partner Sharing option.
  4. Enter the email address of the new account where you want to share your photos.
  5. Click on Next.
  6. Click on All Photos.
  7. Click on Next.
  8. Click on Send Invitation.
  9. Sign out of your account, and sign in to the destination Google account.
  10. Click on the Sharing tab.
  11. Select the name of the source Google Photos account.
  12. Click on Accept.
  13. Make sure that the Turn on Auto Save option is selected.
  14. To transfer all the photos, choose the All-Photos option. To transfer only selected individuals, select the Photos of selected people option.
  15. Click on Done.

Method 4: Using Easy Cloud Manager (Recommended)

Another way is to use a Web-based photo and file transfer service Easy Cloud Manager. It offers a free plan to test out before upgrading.

  1. Register on the Easy Cloud Manager website.
  2. Click on Home.
  3. Click on Add Cloud Drives.
  4. Select Google Photos.
  5. Type a Display Name, and then click on Submit.
  6. You will be redirected to the Google Photos sign-in page.
  7. Sign in to your source account, and then provide the required permissions to access your photos.
  8. Similarly, add your target Google Photos account.
  9. Click on Operations.
  10. Click on Data Transfer.
  11. Click on Select Source.
  12. In the new pop-up, select your source Google Photos account.
  13. Click on Load Drive.
  14. Click on Select Target.
  15. Choose your destination Google Photos account.
  16. Click on Load Drive.
  17. Select the folders in your source account that you want to transfer.
  18. Select a destination folder in your destination drive.
  19. Use one of the following options:
    • Transfer Now: Use this option to start transferring your files instantly.
    • Schedule Transfer: Use this option to transfer your files later. For example: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, etc.

Why Choose ECM Over Other Methods?

ECM offers a host of cloud services including Google Photos, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, etc. You can open ECM regardless of the device you use (computer, tablet, or mobile). It is accessible straight from your browser. It doesn’t require a separate installation. You don’t need to download a single photo. It’s faster than the traditional method of downloading everything locally and re-uploading again. Supports scheduled file transfers. You can set up a schedule once and then forget about it. Securely connects to your Google Photos account using the official method provided by your cloud provider. You can launch other complimentary services such as Cloud Duplicate Finder and Cloud File Renamer from the Operations tab.

 There are multiple methods to transfer photos from Google Photos to another account. If you’re looking for a hassle-less way, creating a Shared Album, or a Partner Account might help. If you’re looking for additional functionalities such as the ability to automatically transfer photos at a specific schedule, Easy Cloud Manager can be helpful.