Saving Photos to Google Drive: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

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Saving Photos to Google Drive: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
Saving Photos to Google Drive: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to upload and save image files to your Google Drive account. You can use any desktop browser or the Drive app on a phone or tablet to upload images to your account. Once you've uploaded the photos, you can access them anywhere with your Drive account.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Using a computer

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 1

Step 1. Open the Google Drive website in the internet browser

Type or paste the URL https://drive.google.com into the address bar and press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return on your keyboard.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 2

Step 2. Double click on the folder where you want to save the images

You can upload and save images to any folder on Drive. This will open the selected folder.

  • You can also click the New click top left and folder select to create a new folder for the new photos.
Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 3

Step #3. Click the + New button at the top left

This button looks like a colored icon "+" in the top left corner of the screen. This will open a drop-down menu.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 4

Step #4. Click Upload Folder on the drop-down menu

This option is next to a page icon with an upward arrow on it. A new file explorer window will open to select the images you want to upload.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 5

Step 5. Select the images you want to save

Find and click the photo you want to upload to your Drive account.

To upload multiple images at once, hold down Ctrl (Windows) or ⌘ Cmd (Mac) on your keyboard while selecting

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 6

Step 6. Click on the Open button in the popup

This will upload all selected photos to the selected folder on your Drive. You can save them here and access them anywhere with your Drive account.

Method 2 of 2: Using the mobile app

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 7

Step #1. Open the Drive app on your iPhone, iPad or Android

The Drive icon looks like a triangle with yellow, blue, and green borders. You can find it on your home screen, in an app folder, or in the Apps tray.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 8

Step 2. Tap the

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icon at the bottom right.

This button is located on a toolbar at the bottom of your screen. This will open all folders stored on your Drive.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 9

Step #3. Tap the folder where you want to save the images

This will open the selected folder.

  • You can also click on the colored "+tap the plus icon at the bottom right and folder select here to create a new folder to store your photos.
Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 10

Step #4. Tap on the colored + plus icon at the bottom right

You'll find this button in the bottom right corner of your screen. This opens the options in a pop-up menu.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 11

Step 5. Tap Upload on the pop-up menu

This button looks like an up arrow icon above a horizontal bracket. A list of file and folder locations on your phone or tablet will open.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 12

Step 6. Select the location where your photos will be saved

You can here Pictures, Photos and videos, Gallery or select another file location.

Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 13

Step 7. Tap the image you want to upload

Selects the photo and displays a blue check mark.

  • Select all the photos you want to upload here.
  • On some Android models, this can automatically upload the selected image.
Store Pictures on Google Drive Step 14

Step 8. Tap the UPLOAD button

It's a blue button in the top right corner of your screen. It will process all selected photos and upload them to your Drive. You can access your photos from anywhere with your Drive account.

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