Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

10 months ago

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Google Photos stops backing up pictures from social media, messaging apps

Google Photos got a new design, and it is getting a couple of functional improvements. Google Photos will stop backing up pictures from messaging and social media Apps by default. Also, a mute button for videos was added.

By default, Google Photos has always backed up the pictures shot by the camera on your device, as well as the pictures saved from various messaging and social media applications.

If you're saving memes or other photos, it can easily clutter your library. Now Google Photos won't back up those folders by default. As with any other folder on your device, you'll still be able to turn backup on for these folders, but it won't be by default anymore.

Apps which won't be getting backing up by default include

Facebook
Helo
Instagram
LINE
Messages
Messenger
Snapchat
Twitter
Viber
WhatsApp

Android Police was given some help from XDA to obtain a full list of the affected apps.