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Google Photos app for computer
April 20, 2017
10:39 am
Barbara Dalderis
Northern CA
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September 20, 2010
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Good morning,

I am still learning to use Google Photos sorry for all the questions.  I use Win 10 and I’d like to have the Google Photos icon show on my Desktop screen with my other start program icons.  I have installed the app on my Samsung 7 cell and Tablet however the only place I find it on my computer PC is on a tab on Chrome browser.  It would be convenient to have it on the desktop.

I checked the Microsoft app store and the only thing I found “Photos Pro for Google Photos” which seems to just copy what Google Photos already does. 



April 21, 2017
11:32 am
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Hey Barb,

There are 3 versions of Google Photos: 1. Android 2. iOS and 3. Web

There is no Windows version of the app – you use the web.

You can make a shortcut on your windows 10 desktop for any web page:

1. Go to the web page ( and copy the URL

2. On your Win10 desktop, right-click on the desktop and choose New … shortcut

3. in the space provided – paste the URL OK

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