So, starting next month, new photos and videos from Drive won't automatically show in Photos.
Apparently users have been confused that deleting a photo in Google Photos deletes the copy of it in Google Drive - and vice versa - and other oddities such as edits made in Google Photos not showing up on the photo in Google Drive. This means that a particular photo deleted in Photos will not be deleted from your Drive account in case they happen to be the same one.
Users of Google's Photos and Drive cloud storage services have been able to seamlessly access their photos from either platform for some time now, with the services automatically syncing to each other and even sharing storage space, however the search giant has announced that, from July 10 this year, that will no longer be the case.
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Any photos or videos that were uploaded prior to this change will remain in Photos.
The company has acknowledged that the connection between Google Drive and Google Photos can be confusing and the current setup is causing issues for some users.
Likewise, Google is introducing an option called "Upload from Drive" that will be available in Google Photos to let you manually choose which photos and videos from Drive you want to import into Google Photos.
Handily, Google is saying that uploading an original quality photo to both services will only count towards your quota once. The Backup and Sync feature on Windows and macOS can still be used to upload to both of them in High Quality or Original Quality. Additionally, it saves your important memories from getting accidentally deleted either from Google Photos or Drive. There's a Google Photos folder within Drive that acts nearly like a bridge between the two. It will also disallow you to put all the photos and videos stored in your Photos app to your PC by simply syncing your Drive folder.