Importing Google Photos to FamilySearch

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Google Photos, an online photo sharing and storage service, is a good place to store your high-resolution images. Its facial-recognition feature allows you to quickly search your photos for a specific person. And now, you can easily import photos from Google Photos to your FamilySearch family tree.

How to Import Google Photos to FamilySearch

  1. Sign in to FamilySearch.org.
  2. At the top of the page, select Memories.
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose Gallery.
  4. Click the green plus icon, and then select the Google Photos button.
  5. Enter your Google username and password. You will need to do this only the first time you import photos from Google.
  6. Click Allow to authorize Google to access your information in FamilySearch.org. You will need to do this only once as well.
  7. In the window that appears, select which pictures or albums you would like to import, and click Import Photos.

You can follow the same steps to import photos from Facebook and Instagram to your Memories gallery. If you use the FamilySearch Memories app, you can also use your phone to import your photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos.The addition of Google Photos to the FamilySearch site makes it easier to preserve and organize your important family photos.

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