Is it somehow possible to turn off Google Plus notification about new photos/videos has been Automatically backed up? Maybe it is just consequence of the in-Google Platform event in the Google's web notification box. In that case is it possible to disable Google notifying me about that at all?

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Open the Google+ application and go to Account settingsNotifications → uncheck Photos added from Auto Backup.

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    This works for push notifications to my phone, but not for the notifications that appear in the top right hand corner of the page when I visit www.google.com
    – Ben
    Jun 9, 2014 at 17:53
  • @JoshLarsen: Can you please attach screenshot, i can't find such option in my settings Jul 9, 2014 at 20:16
  • @mailo The option isn't there. I think joshlarsen is talking about the Android app. Was hoping to down-vote for "not reading the question" but don't have enough rep. Jul 14, 2014 at 15:25
  • @Mail The option is there on my iOS 8.1 iPad version of Google+. What's interesting is that I'm backing up from Android, but receiving notifications everywhere. There is no global option for this. Nov 10, 2014 at 16:40

On Android, I enabled back-up of my photos, but Google is forcing me to see these annoying notifications (and it's creating stories and Auto Awesome mods to my photos).

The notifications come via Google+, so I see them on iOS, Android and the web interface of Google+. Read more about how this is annoying others.

The work-around I found so far is to disable all notifications in Google+ app.

  • Android lets you do this via App Info (uncheck Show notifications).
  • iOS lets you via Settings > Notifications > Google+ > Allow Notifications.

I confirmed my settings on Android and PC to be off for "Auto awesome." Yet, Google+ still is creating the "new story" notifications after uploading photos with backup on Android. Something is not right in their software. Maybe they are simply making us "pay" for backups by subjecting us to notifications? This inspires me to shun Google+ even more.


In Windows, go to the Control Panel Programs section and Uninstall Google Backup.

This eliminates the annoying Google+ Auto Backup requests.

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