TikTok downloads videos into the DCIM camera folder - the same folder that the default Camera app saves your own photos/videos in. It's an absurd choice by TikTok to store downloaded videos in your camera folder.

And since I have Google Photos automatically back up all my Camera photos/videos, it ends up backing up TikTok videos as well.

TikTok doesn't allow changing its default folder to save downloaded files in.

And Google Photos doesn't allow not syncing the default camera folder.

It seems I'm locked in with having to involuntarlity back up TikTok videos, should I chose to download them, to Google Photos.

Is there any way I can:

  • Prevent Google Photos from backing up TikTok downloaded videos?

  • Remove previously (or future) backed up TikTok videos from Google Photos?

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    Hey, ever figure this out? It's been driving me crazy forever and it's just getting worse the more I use Tiktok and share them.
    – Raelshark
    Aug 7, 2022 at 6:41


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