How to Download Videos from Google Photos app to Android?

Shreyas Patil
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How to Download Videos from Google Photos app to Android?

Are you wondering how to download videos from the Google Photos app to your Android device? Look no further, as we've got you covered with a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the process step by step. Whether you want to save memorable moments or simply need to access your videos offline, we'll show you the most efficient methods to accomplish this task.


The Google Photos app is a fantastic tool for storing and organizing your photos and videos. However, downloading videos from the app to your Android device can be a bit tricky if you're not familiar with the process. In this article, we'll delve into various methods and provide you with detailed instructions to make the process as straightforward as possible. Let's get started!

How to Download Videos from Google Photos app to Android?

To download videos from the Google Photos app to your Android device, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Google Photos App: Launch the Google Photos app on your Android device by tapping its icon on your home screen or app drawer.

  2. Select the Video: Browse through your albums or collections to locate the video you want to download.

  3. Tap on the Video: Once you've found the video, tap on it to open it.

  4. Tap the Three Dots: In the upper-right corner of the screen, tap on the three vertical dots (more options menu).

  5. Choose "Download": From the dropdown menu that appears, select "Download." Your video will now begin downloading to your device.

  6. Access the Downloaded Video: After the download is complete, you can access the video in your device's gallery or video player app.

Now that you know the basic steps, let's explore some additional methods and tips for downloading videos from the Google Photos app.

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Alternative Methods for Downloading Videos

While the steps mentioned above are the most straightforward, there are alternative methods to download videos from Google Photos to Android:

1. Using Google Takeout

Google Takeout allows you to export your Google Photos data, including videos. Here's how:

  • Go to the Google Takeout website.

  • Select "Deselect All" and then scroll down to find "Google Photos."

  • Click on "All Google Photos data included."

  • Click "Next" and choose your preferred export options.

  • Click "Create Export" to start the process.

  • Once the export is ready, you'll receive a download link via email.

2. Google Drive Integration

If you've backed up your videos to Google Drive through Google Photos, you can access and download them from the Google Drive app:

  • Open the Google Drive app.

  • Navigate to the "Google Photos" folder.

  • Locate the video you want to download and tap on it.

  • Tap the three dots (more options) and select "Download."

3. Using a File Manager App

You can also use a file manager app to locate and download your videos. Follow these steps:

  • Open a file manager app on your Android device.

  • Navigate to the "Internal Storage" or "SD Card" option.

  • Look for the "Google Photos" or "Photos" folder.

  • Find your video, long-press it, and select "Copy" or "Move."

  • Choose the destination folder where you want to save the video.

  • Paste the video in the destination folder.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I download videos in bulk from Google Photos to my Android device?

Unfortunately, Google Photos doesn't offer a built-in feature to download videos in bulk. You'll need to download each video individually.

Do downloaded videos from Google Photos take up storage on my device?

Yes, downloaded videos will occupy storage space on your Android device, so make sure you have enough storage available.

Can I download videos from Google Photos using a computer?

Yes, you can download videos from Google Photos on a computer by visiting the Google Photos website and following similar steps.

Are there any restrictions on downloading videos from Google Photos?

Videos that were shared with you and are not part of your own library may have restrictions, and you may not be able to download them.

How can I ensure the best video quality when downloading from Google Photos?

The quality of the downloaded video depends on the original upload quality. To ensure the best quality, upload videos to Google Photos in their highest resolution.

Can I download videos from Google Photos to an SD card?

Yes, if your Android device has an SD card slot, you can specify the SD card as the download destination when downloading videos.


Downloading videos from the Google Photos app to your Android device is a straightforward process, whether you choose the built-in method or opt for alternatives like Google Takeout or Google Drive integration. With these methods at your disposal, you can easily save and access your favorite videos offline. Remember to manage your device's storage wisely, especially if you're downloading large video files. Enjoy having your cherished moments at your fingertips!

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