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Install Google Photos App on Windows PC [Complete Guide]

Download Google Photos App on Windows 11 PC Using Google Drive Desktop App and Learn to Backup Computer Photos and Videos to Google Photos Software.
Download Google Photos on Windows 11

Google Photos is the popular media viewer and backup tool provided by Google. It is available for Web, Android Mobile, and iOS Mobile devices. You can backup entire Computer images and videos to Google Drive using Google Drive for Desktop App that comes with an integrated Google Photos option.

I have already written a post showing how you can install and set up Google Photos on Macbook PC. On similar notes, you can also download and Google Photos App on your Windows 11 Computer as well. Let us look at the steps in detail on how you can download Google Photos for Windows 11 PC.

Google Drive for Desktop: Windows 11 Installation

Google added a dedicated client for Windows, and it is an ideal utility to backup machines in the cloud storage. Let me show you how to set up Drive and backup photos and videos from Windows machine to Google Photos.

We have to install the setup file, then configure the account to make it fully functional.

  1. Download Drive from the official website and run it as administrator.
    Download Google Drive for Desktop on Windows 11
  2. Choose the options, then click on “Install” to continue.
    Open Drive and Click Install Button
  3. Let Drive install packages.
    Let Drive Install The Packages
  4. Click “Sign-in with browser” to login into the Google account.
    Click to Sign in with browser
  5. Enter the email address o9r phone number and click on “Next” to proceed further.
    Enter Credentials to Continue
  6. Enter the password, then click “Next” to proceed further.
    Enter password to login
  7. Click “Sign-in” to log in Google account.
    Click Sign in
  8. Once the login is a success, you will see a confirmation message on the browser.
    Success Login Google Drive for Desktop

Backup Windows 11 Photos and Videos to Google Photos

Here is the Simple Guide to Backup Windows 11 Photos and Videos to Google Photos Using Google Drive App

  1. Click on the Google Drive icon located in the Tray.
  2. Click on the gear Gear_ICon_Google_drive icon.
    Open Drive Options from Taskbar
  3. Choose “Preferences” to view more options.
    Choose Preferences
  4. Click on “My Computer” and then “Add Folder” to proceed further.
     Add Folder to Backup
  5. Choose a Folder with media files to back up to Photos.
    It is important to note that only media inside a folder/s can be backed up to Google Drive, individual photos or videos cannot be uploaded to drive.

    Choose a folder

  6. Right tick the box next to Back up to Google Photos and click Done.
    Select Google Photos and Click Done
  7. The Photos and Videos from the selected Windows folder will backup to Google Photos.

2 thoughts on “Install Google Photos App on Windows PC [Complete Guide]”

  1. Thanks for the instructions! Bought a new Windows laptop and it is foreign to me as I am a proud chromebook user. This was easy to follow as I learn how to use my new device! I appreciate you!!!

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