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Google is killing Album Archive — Here's how you can back up your photos

Google is killing Album Archive — Here's how you can back up your photos
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  • Google Album Archive is shutting down on July 19th.
  • Prior to the removal of the Album Archive feature, users are advised to utilise Google Takeout to download their data.
Google, the technology giant, has announced its decision to discontinue the Album Archive feature. This feature – which allows users to view and manage content from various Google products – will no longer be accessible to Google users after July 19, 2023.

To inform users about this change, Google is sending out emails detailing its decision. The company is advising users to utilise Takeout, a service provided by Google, to download and save important items before they become permanently inaccessible. The Album Archive contains videos and images that were previously shared on now-defunct Google services.

It is highly recommended that users download important data as soon as possible to prevent any loss. Google has already sent warning emails to users earlier this week, stating, "Some content that's only available in the Album Archive will be deleted starting July 19." This includes certain Google Hangouts data currently stored in the Album Archive, background pictures posted in the Gmail theme selector before 2018, small thumbnail photos, album comments and album likes.
How to backup your data?
As the Album Archive feature is being phased out, users are strongly recommended to safeguard their data by downloading it through Google Takeout, which is a free-to-use service. Google will either provide users with a download link via email or facilitate the transfer of data to reputable cloud storage services such as Google Drive, IDrive, OneDrive or Dropbox.

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