How to Turn ON Google Drive Auto Backup on Computer or Mobile Browser?

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Currently, the Auto backup setting is not available using a computer or mobile web browser. But, if you want to backup photos on your computer, then you can use 'Google Drive for your Mac/PC' by turning it ON. If you use 'Google Drive for your Mac/PC', then you should not use Google+ Auto Backup for desktop.

Google has two features to automatically backup photos i.e. 'Google Drive sync for your Mac or PC' and 'Auto Backup for Desktop'. If you use these two features together, then you might be taking up unnecessary space on your computer. To help prevent this, exclude the Google Photos folder from your syncing preferences in Google Drive for your Mac or PC:

  1. Click "Google Drive" icon on your computer. If you are using Mac, then you will see the icon located in the menu bar at the top right of your desktop screen. If you are using PC, then you will see the icon located in the taskbar in the bottom right of your desktop screen.
  2. Select "Preferences" option.
  3. Check the box located next to "Only sync some folders to this computer".
  4. Select which folders you would like to sync to your Google Drive folder by excluding the "Google Photos" folder.
  5. Click "Apply changes" button.

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