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.
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.
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.
HOW TO EXPORT PHOTOS FROM GOOGLE ALBUM ARCHIVE
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.
You must choose a file type and file size.
Then click the “Create Export” button to start the download process.