How to upload an album to Google Drive from your gallery?

Shreyas Patil
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How to upload an album to Google Drive from your gallery

Are you looking for a convenient way to store and share your photo albums online? Google Drive offers a simple and efficient solution.

By uploading your albums to Google Drive, you can access them from any device, share them with friends and family, and free up storage space on your phone.

In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of uploading an album to Google Drive from your gallery.


In today's digital age, we capture countless moments through our smartphone cameras. However, these photos can quickly fill up our device's storage, making it necessary to find alternative storage options.

Google Drive is a popular cloud storage service that allows you to upload and store files securely. By following the steps below, you can easily upload an entire album to Google Drive, ensuring that your memories are safe and accessible.

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Step 1: Install the Google Drive App

To begin, you'll need to install the Google Drive app on your smartphone. If you haven't done so already, open your app store and search for "Google Drive." Download and install the app, then proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Sign in to Your Google Account

Once the app is installed, open it and sign in with your Google account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one for free. Signing in to your Google account will grant you access to Google Drive and its various features.

Step 3: Create a New Folder in Google Drive

Before uploading your album, it's a good idea to create a dedicated folder in Google Drive. This will help you keep your files organized and make it easier to locate your albums later.

To create a new folder, tap the "New" button in the Google Drive app and select "Folder." Give the folder a descriptive name to distinguish it from other files or folders.

Step 4: Upload Photos from Your Gallery

Now that you have a folder ready, it's time to upload your album. Open your phone's gallery app and navigate to the album you wish to upload.

Tap on the album to open it, then select the photos you want to upload. Most gallery apps allow you to select multiple photos by tapping and holding on one photo, then tapping the others.

Once you've selected the photos, tap the share button, usually represented by a symbol with an arrow pointing upward. From the share options, choose "Save to Drive" or "Upload to Drive," depending on your device.

This will initiate the upload process, and your photos will be sent to Google Drive.

Step 5: Organize the Album in Google Drive

After the upload is complete, you can organize your album within the dedicated folder in Google Drive.

You can create subfolders, rearrange the order of photos, or rename files to your liking. Take advantage of these features to structure your albums in a way that makes sense to you.

Step 6: Share the Album with Others

One of the advantages of using Google Drive is the ability to share files and folders with others. To share your album, navigate to the folder containing the album and tap on the three-dot menu icon next to the folder name.

From the options that appear, select "Share." You can then enter the email addresses of the people you want to share the album with or generate a shareable link that can be sent via messaging apps or social media.

Step 7: Access the Album from Any Device

Thanks to the cloud-based nature of Google Drive, you can access your albums from any device with an internet connection.

Whether you're using a computer, tablet, or another smartphone, simply sign in to your Google account and open the Google Drive app or access it through a web browser. You'll be able to view and manage your albums seamlessly across different devices.

Tips for Organizing and Managing Albums

  • Create descriptive folder names: Use names that reflect the content of the album or the occasion it represents, making it easier to find and navigate.
  • Use subfolders for further organization: If you have multiple albums or different categories of photos, consider creating subfolders within your main album folder.
  • Add dates or tags to file names: To enhance searchability, incorporate dates or tags into your file names. This can help you quickly locate specific photos within an album.
  • Regularly back up your albums: While Google Drive provides a reliable backup solution, it's always a good idea to have an additional backup of your precious photos on another storage device or service.

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Uploading an album to Google Drive from your gallery is a simple process that offers several benefits. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your photos are safely stored, easily accessible, and shareable with others.

Take advantage of the organizational features provided by Google Drive to keep your albums tidy and efficiently manage your digital memories.


How do I move an album from my gallery to Google Photos?

To move an album from your gallery to Google Photos, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your gallery app on your phone.
  2. Navigate to the album you want to move.
  3. Tap on the three-dot menu icon or the share button within the album.
  4. Select the option to share the album.
  5. From the sharing options, choose Google Photos.
  6. Select the destination album in Google Photos or create a new one.
  7. Confirm the transfer, and your album will be moved to Google Photos.

Can I upload an album from my phone to Google Photos?

Yes, you can upload an album from your phone to Google Photos. Google Photos provides a simple and convenient way to upload albums. You can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the "Library" or "Photos" tab, depending on your app version.
  3. Tap on the "+" button or the "Upload" icon.
  4. Select the album from your phone's gallery that you want to upload.
  5. Choose the option to upload the selected album to Google Photos.
  6. The album will begin uploading, and once completed, it will be available in Google Photos.

How do I send an entire album from my iPhone?

To send an entire album from your iPhone, you can use various methods such as email, messaging apps, or cloud storage services. Here's how you can do it via email:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the Albums tab and select the album you want to send.
  3. Tap on the "Select" button and choose all the photos in the album.
  4. Tap on the share button, usually represented by a square with an arrow pointing upward.
  5. From the sharing options, select the Mail app.
  6. Enter the recipient's email address, add a subject and message if desired.
  7. Tap on the "Send" button to send the email with the entire album attached.

Please note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the version of iOS and the apps installed on your iPhone.

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