Sharing images through Google Photos is hard to beat. Moreover, the service/application is fully integrated with different social media platforms. It allows you to easily associate photos and share them with other users.
The main focus of this article is to associate Google Photos with a Facebook portfolio, along with some tips and tricks on how to use more sharing options. You may not know it, but you can also share Google Photos on Snapchat.
Google Photo Sharing 101
There are two ways to associate Google Photos with a Facebook portfolio: through a browser or the Google Photos app. The actions differ slightly, so it’s worth taking a closer look at each method.
Google Photos Browser
Launch your preferred browser, sign in to Google, and select Photos from the dropdown menu. Find the images you want to associate with Facebook and click the checkmark icon at the top left of the screen.
Notice: Clicking on the image itself opens the thumbnail full screen. Do this if you want to associate a single image to a Facebook portfolio.
Repeat the process for each image and click the share icon; the first on the right. Tap the Facebook icon in the pop-up window and choose “Continue on Facebook”.
Finally, choose the destination to share in “Share on news or a story” and click on “Disclose”. One barrier to this method is that it doesn’t give you the option to associate images to an existing portfolio in your account.
Google Photos app
When it comes to associating images with Facebook, the Google Photos app is superior to its browser counterpart. To be exact, you have the option to designate the portfolio you want to upload photos to. Here is what you need to do.
Notice: The method has been tested on iPhone 6S+ running iOS 13. The app layout may be different on Android, but the actions are roughly the same.
Launch the Google Photos app and navigate to the images you want to use. Tap the three horizontal dots to display the popup and tap Lean.
Tap the images you want to associate and select the share/download pin (the first one on the top right of the screen). Choose the “Share to” option from the pop-up window and tap on the Facebook icon. iPhone users may not find the icon in the carousel menu by default.
In this case, tap More, go to Facebook in Suggestions and tap it. The same menu allows you to share Google Photos to LinkedIn, Slack, Snapchat, and other mail apps.
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Once the Facebook sharing windows appear, tap “+ Portfolio” and select the one you want to associate photos with. Of course, you can write a title and designate who will be able to see the added images.
Other sharing options
As mentioned, you can associate Google Photos with an email and share images with your contacts. The actions are pretty much the same for the browser and the app, so we won’t include separate sections for the two.
Find the images you want to use and select them, then click or tap the share icon. The pop-up window offers you a directory of your most recent contacts or you can write an email at the recipient counter.
After pretending the recipient, you can write a note in the “Say little” section. The recipient receives an email with a preview of the portfolio/images and a click/tap takes the person to Google Photos to upload or edit the images.
On the other hand of sharing emails, one of the most useful options is “Create a link”. It generates a link for the photos you selected and it is possible to copy it to your clipboard and then share it in email, messages or in any other area.
Can you associate Facebook albums to Google Photos?
The simple answer is yes, you can, but you may compromise more time and work than you are willing to give. That said, you can still right-click individual images, designate “Compliance As,” and then upload them to Google Photos.
Another way to do this is through the “Upload Your Information” option on Facebook. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the screen and select “Your Facebook Information” from the menu on the left. Click “Upload Your Information”, deselect everything except photos and videos, then click Create Archive.
After a few minutes, Facebook will inform you that the files are ready, click download and open the zip file. Now go to Google Photos, click on the download icon and select Computer. Browse to the Facebook image archive and select the photos/albums you want to download.
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Amplifying Google Photos to Facebook is a no-brainer and you can do whatever is needed via the smartphone app. In stock, it’s best to use the smartphone app because you can associate the images to a specific portfolio.
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How do you usually upload images to Facebook? Have you created a portfolio that catches all tastes? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.