Google takeout is a great way of backing up all of your google data, but many of the photos I am interested in are in shared albums created by others, which don't seem to come through in Google takeout.

Does anyone know how to backup all of google photos (including shared albums)?

  • The idea of Takeout is that you take out your data, not "everything you can access".
    – user135384
    Aug 13, 2017 at 15:02
  • Thanks for your comments. @pnuts I have 'shown' the shared albums in my albums, but I don't believe there is a way to copy it. Is there? Aug 13, 2017 at 16:00
  • @Michelle Good point. I was hoping someone knew of a workaround. Aug 13, 2017 at 16:01

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It doesn't appear you can. But you can go to your shared album at photos.gooogle.com and select 'download all' from the dot menu. This will allow you to backup that shared album.

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