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Gmail Team Announces Easy Way to Access Google+ Auto Backup Photos

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E-mailing photos has never been as easy as it should. The process of transferring pictures from your smartphone to desktop has long been a major pain, but that’s changing for those who use Google+ Auto Backup and Gmail.

The Gmail team announced that, starting today, all photos automatically backed up through Google+ will be accessible via the Insert Photo button in Gmail. 

Entire albums can be shared with friends and family, plus photos can be resized within the e-mail body, allowing for a seamless sharing experience.

The new feature is rolling out gradually, so don’t fret if it hasn’t appeared for you yet.

Via: Gmail Blog
  • fritzo2162

    OK, this is just plain cool. Love the Google.

  • BOB Dudek

    Very useful…Just accessed this and was a seamless task.Great job G-geeks…Now if we can assimilate this function with My Chrome-cast..Ill never leave the sofa. ( :{ )

  • Chad

    Google+??

  • Raven65

    Nice. I wish they’d give us an easy to link directly to specific Google+ Auto Backup photos in forums – like you can on Photobucket and other photo sharing sites.

    • BOB Dudek

      Via VZW 4G lte..Took all of 49 sec to DL my 2700 + Indv. photo and Video files+ 10 Albums.. from My HTC1 to G+..and ready to use ..

  • Raikou

    How about the Google Drive team add local sync support, I love Google Drive but it’s features are really lacking…

    • Ghgore

      Agreed, I really wish that Google would have a file explorer as a stock app on Android, so you can easily add stuff to drive, without downloading a separate app.

    • Ghgore

      Also the ability to share Google drive files on the mobile Google+ would be nice too :D

  • JamesRMcGrath

    E-mailing photos has never been as easy as it should. The process of transferring pictures from your smartphone to desktop has long been a major pain, but that’s changing for those who use Google+ Auto Backup and Gmail. http://s6x.it/l521

  • JSo

    I always just use the Photos app and hit the share button and send people links to the album. Then they can just save whatever picture they want.

  • Chris

    For me, my 73GB Dropbox storage thanks to invites and htc does wonders. On top of my 50Gb google drive and my plan in planning of 128SD card for my 32Gb m8

    • tylerc23

      For the M8 is the expandable a SD or a MicroSD?, I’m planning on the same.
      Amazon is having a deal on MicroSD cards today, nothing on 128GB though
      32GB – $16
      64GB – $35

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Micro SD. I don’t think I’ve actually ever seen a phone that used a standard sized SD card.

    • JRomeo

      Google Cloud Photos already gives you unlimited standard-size photos and 1080p video less than 15 minutes storage for free….. Some people just like free…. even if the other services are better…. Google’s Price tag of free does wonders.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Neat, but I’m a bit paranoid to use the auto backup haha

    • Hothfox

      Why? It backs up your photos to a “private folder” that is shared with only you. It’s up to you to make the photos not private if you choose.

      • Chris

        Google having your photos…

        • tylerc23

          You see that Police have been testing LIVE Google Earth for over a year now? Check it out on Gizmodo.

        • James

          I understand privacy is important. But what the hell are people taking pictures of that they are so concerned with Google seeing?

          • Fresh360

            Nudes, lots and lots of nudes lol

          • James

            ha, well in that case

          • Intellectua1

            Lol. I’ve learned to not take nudes nor save/store nudes to my phone. I instantly delete them once I see them

          • JSo

            Party Pooper. lol

          • Intellectua1

            Lol.

          • Silver Veloz

            Yes. Keep an eye on the nudie pics. For private eyes only.

          • Silver Veloz

            Yes. A lot of people do this.

        • Droidzilla

          Google stores your photos; it’s not like they have employees looking them over. You may want to try getting a film camera; and, of course, developing it yourself. Hipsters will love you.

    • LionStone

      Any photos I don’t want anyone else seeing or getting Uploaded to G+, I put in PhotoVault. Good app to keep private photos locked up.