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Some Useful Google Photos Tips for Teachers

December 10, 2015
Google Photos is a powerful application from Google that helps you store, organize and share photos and videos. It provides you with an unlimited free storage so you can back up and save as many photos and videos as you like. Google Photos is also available on Android and iOS devices enabling you to access your photos across different platforms.  In today’s post, we are sharing with you some useful tips to help you make the best of your Google Photos. All of the instructions included in these tips relate to Google Photo on the web. To learn more about how to use mobile Google Photo check out this  page.

 1-Create albums
You can easily create albums to help you organize your photos and easily share them with others. Here is how to create an album on Google Photos :
  • Go to
  • Place your cursor over a photo or video and select it .
  • Select other items you want to include.
  • At the top right, click Create .
  • Select Album.
2- Edit your albums
You can use Google Photos editing features to edit your photo albums : You can  change the order of photos and videos, change the cover photo of your album, and edit the title of your photo albums and many more. 
To change the order of photos and videos:
  • Open the album you want to rearrange.
  • At the top right, tap or click Edit .
  • Drag photos and videos to reorder them.

Change the cover photo of your album
  • Open the album you want to edit.
  • Tap the photo you want to choose as the cover photo.
  • At the top right, tap or click More .
  • Select Use as album cover.
3- Restore deleted photos and videos
You can only recover photos and videos that haven’t been in trash for more than 60 days and that were backed up to your Google Account. Here is how to restore a photo or video on your computer:
  • 'Go to
  • At the top left, click the menu icon , then select Trash .
  • Place your cursor over the photo or video you want to restore, then click the checkmark .
  • At the top right, click the restore icon . That photo or video will be restored to your Google Photos library and added back into any albums it was in.'
4- Share photos and videos
One good thing about Google Photos is that you can share photos and videos with everyone even those who don’t have a Google Photo account. Here how to share a photo pr video from your computer:
  • Go to
  • To share individual photos or videos: Place your cursor over a photo or video. Click the checkmark > select any other items.
  • To share an album, story, or movie: Open the album, story, or movie.
  • Click Share .
  • Choose how you want to share:
  • To a social network.
  • Get link to send someone a link.
  • Shared album to create an album that you can allow anyone to add to.
Source: Google Photos help.