Starting in July, Google is changing the way Google Photos and Google Drive interact with each other because frankly, it was a confusing mess.
Once this change takes place, new photos and videos from Google Drive will not automatically appear in Google Photos. The same thing applies in the opposite as well — new photos/videos in Photos won’t automatically appears in a special folder in Drive.
Here’s Google to explain.
Starting in July, new photos and videos from Drive won’t automatically show in Photos. Similarly, new photos and videos in Photos will not be added to the Photos folder in Drive. Photos and videos you delete in Drive will not be removed from Photos. Similarly, items you delete in Photos will not be removed from Drive. This change is designed to help prevent accidental deletion of items across products.
Google goes on to say that any media from Drive in Photos that you have uploaded prior to this change will remain in Photos. If you have a “Google Photos” folder in Drive, it will remain in Drive, but will no longer update automatically.
Sound good enough?