Google to delete photos next month ‘risking memories’ as popular feature discontinued – check account for killer sign

GOOGLE is shutting down a popular photo service next month and users could risk losing precious memories.

The tech giant has sent out an email to inform users that they must act quickly to save their content.

Google Album Archive users now need to export their data


Google Album Archive users now need to export their dataPhoto credit: Getty

If you’re using Google Album Archive, now is the time to check your inbox.

According to Google, the service will no longer be available after July 19, 2023.

It is recommended to use Google Takeout to download a copy of your album archive data.

Currently, you can view and manage photos from some Google products in the Google Album archive.

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However, starting July 19, you will find that some content will be deleted.

This content is only available in the Google archive.

It contains thumbnail photos and album comments or likes.

Some Google Hangouts data and wallpapers uploaded to Gmail theme chooser before 2018 are also at risk.

The best thing to do is look for the warning email and click on the Google Takeout link that Google sent you.

Then you can go through the steps to save your precious memories.

Alternatively, you can go to Google Archive and a warning banner will appear at the top of the platform.

You can click a link to Google Takeout here.


Open Google Takeout and log into your account.

Click Album Archive so it is selected.

Then scroll and click Next Step.

Next, choose how to download the content.

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You must choose a file type and file size.

Then click the “Create Export” button to start the download process.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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