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If I delete from Gallery, does it delete from Google Photos
May 20, 2024
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Q:  If I deleted a photo from Gallery will it also be deleted from Google photos? I think gallery takes up space on my phone and want to clear out some room. (from Mary via email)

A: Short answer is No, if you delete a photo using Gallery, you are only deleting the photo from the device, not from Google Photos. 

It is better to use Google photos to do this. Open the photo with Google photos on your phone, swipe up and select delete from device. If perchance, you’ve selected a photo that has not been successfully uploaded, you will get a message
“Item not backed up. Permanently delete from device?”
If you deleted the photo using gallery,  and it had not been successfully uploaded to Google photos,  you would be deleting your only copy. 
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