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Google Drive removing ‘Google Photos’ tab from the nav drawer next month
January 30, 2018
10:57 am
Ron Brown
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Chris,   Any comments on this change and will you be doing a show on this.

It is very confusing.  If you are on a Chrome Browser on Windows 10 and want to save a Facebook Picture it gives you the option of saving to GDrive or downloading the picture.   It then puts the JPEG on your Google Drive BUT also installs it to Google Photos.   That makes NO sense as I have a bunch of unorganized JPEGS sitting on my G Drive.

Doing the same on Android there is an option to ” Send to ” which allows direct import to Google Photos.

Does the above article mean that Google is correcting this problem?


Confused Ron

January 30, 2018
7:24 pm
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“Confusing” is a mild word for the Google Drive <-> Google Photos relationship.

I’m actually hoping that eliminating the Google Photos tab in Google Drive is a step in the right direction for clarifying this relationship.

There are currently 2 places in Google Drive to see Google Photos, see the screenshot below. The one that is going away is the bottom one, the one with the Google Photos logo. That one was a peek into the main Google Photos library – just a different doorway into Google Photos. The top one is the result of turning on the setting to “make a folder in Google Drive for Google Photos. That one will remain.

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If I try to save a photo from Facebook – the only option I get is Download. Are you clicking on options for the FB photo?

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