Gone are the days when you needed to print out photos and put them in albums; now is the time for online data storage. You can store millions of your photos on Google Photos and preserve a lifetime of memories, without spending a single penny.
But when you store all of your photos on a single platform, managing them is downright exhausting. However Google Photos offers tools to help you organize your collection, and it is not that hard.
Let’s go back in time and remember how we used to have so much fun putting our photos in different albums. However, it does not require that much effort.
All you have to do is select the images and videos you want to include in the album. If you are using a laptop, hold the Shift key and click on the items you want to include. For the mobile app, you can hold down your finger on the photos and videos you want to put in your album. If you want to add additional items, you can tap on them.
Click or tap on the plus icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select Album. If a pop-up of ‘new album’ appears, select it. Name the album and click on the blue checkmark to save it.
Compile them automatically
The above option, though useful, takes time. You can achieve the same by letting the app autopilot the photos collection into specific albums. You have to take the time to make the albums but if you require an album of your images of specific people or things, Google Photos can do that automatically:
- Select the ‘Albums’ tab
- For the web, click the blue ‘Create’ option in the upper-right corner of your screen. In the mobile app, tap the ‘New album’ option below the ‘Albums’ header.
- Click or tap on the option to automatically add photos of specific people or things, then select the faces you’d like to include.
- Click or tap on Confirm
- Name your album