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How to Upload WhatsApp Photos to Google Photos?

Looking to Auto Upload WhatsApp Photos and Videos to Google Photos App on Android. Here is the Simple Guide to Backup WhatsApp Images to Google Photos.
How to Backup WhatsApp Images to Google Photo

Google Photos, by default, downloads all the photos and videos are taken from your device’s Camera. On Android, the photos taken from the camera are stored in the DCIM folder. For iPhone, Google photos backups all the photos and videos on your iPhone unless and until you select only specific media to be uploaded to Google account.

If you wish to auto-upload WhatsApp Images, Videos, GIFs, and Document to your Google Photos cloud storage account, you just simply need to give the Google Photos access to the WhatsApp Media folder, this way every time a new image or video is downloaded, it will start uploading to the Google Photos account on your Android device.

Steps to Auto Upload WhatsApp Photos and Videos to Google Photos

Here are the Steps to Automatically back up WhatsApp Images and Videos to Google Photos Account on Android.

Step 1. Open the Google Photos app and tap on your profile icon.


Step 2. Now, tap on the Photos settings option.


Step 3. The first option you will see would be Back up & sync; click it.


Step 4. Enable the toggle to Turn ON the backup process.


Step 5. At the bottom click on Back up device folders.

Back up device folders

Step 6. Scroll and look for WhatsApp and Turn ON the toggle for the WhatsApp folders that you want to back up. (I am using Parallel WhatsApp, that’s why it’s showing multiple WA folders for me)

Turn On WhatsApp Media

WhatsApp images, videos gifs, profile photos, documents, and other folders you enabled on your Google Photos app will automatically backup to your Google account.

7 thoughts on “How to Upload WhatsApp Photos to Google Photos?”

  1. Hi Thanks for that. Does this work retrospectively as well, i.e. once i turn on whats app images will all the images that i have in whatapp also be uploaded to Google Photos, or just any new images?

    1. Simple, check using file manager in which folder your WhatsApp images and videos are getting stored. You can select that folder for media backup to Photos Cloud.

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