I use Google Photos for all photos I take. When we have an event, friends and I tend to share photos to each other, using Google+. I can see the photos fine - but I really want a way of making them part of my own photos library.

Ideally, I'd like to just say "automatically absorb any photos or albums shared to me" - but failing that, I can't even find a manual way, besides what I'm doing at the moment, which is individually downloading every single photo and then re-uploading it into Google Photos.

Is there a way I can automate this?

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    Certainly you can save a step by having the Google Photos Desktop Uploader running on your computer. It'll automatically upload photos you add to your hard drive.
    – ale
    Aug 23, 2015 at 12:41

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I'm not very familiar with Google+, but what you could try is to sync the folder on your mobile device where every shared picture of the Google+ App is located on your phone (works only with Android devices). This is how I can do this with shared WhatsApp pictures. As I said, I'm not sure if there is such a folder for this app.

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