In my work I use images every day. People send me pictures and screenshots via email, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and even via Bluetooth. And I hate when I miss or forget something. That’s why I prefer that all images from my Bluetooth, Downloads, Viber and other folders were backed up the same way as photos and videos from my camera do. Actually when a new folder is created the Google Photos app will ask whether or not you want it to be synced to the cloud. And this article is mostly for those who rejected such proposal but some time later changed their minds. Here is how you can add or remove folders located on your Android device which the Google Photos app will back up to the cloud.
Specify Folders on Your Android Device That Google Photos App Should Sync to Google Cloud
- Launch the Google Photos app on your Android phone or tablet.
- Here tap the Menu (sandwich) icon.
- Select Settings:
- When in Settings go to Back up & Sync:
- And finally tap on Back up device folders:
- Now look through the list of detected folders and select which ones you want to be synced to your Google Photos using the current Google account:
Now all directories that you selected should start syncing to your Google Photos.