How to create albums in Google Photos on desktop or mobile, to organize and share your pictures

You can create albums in Google Photos to sort your pictures and share them with others.

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You can create albums in Google Photos to sort your pictures and share them with others.
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Google Photos is one of the best apps to back up, organize, and share your photos – and it’s quite straightforward and easy to use.

Once you have a few pictures loaded into Google Photos, you’re going to want to know how to keep everything organized. You can do this by creating different albums to group your photos together.

Here’s how to create albums in Google Photos on your computer or mobile device.

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How to create an album in Google Photos on desktop

1. While logged into your Google account, go to https://photos.google.com.

2. Click on the word “Albums” and then click the blue plus (+) above the words “Create album.”

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Open the “Albums” tab to create a new album.
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3. Name your new album, click “Add photos,” and either drag and drop your images into the box or click “Select from your computer” to choose photos.

You can change an album's name at any time in the future.

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You can change an album’s name at any time in the future.
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4. Click “Done” and then, if you wish, share the new album with others.

How to create an album in Google Photos on mobile

1. Download the Google Photos app on your iPhone or Android phone, and sign into your Google account.

2. Tap “Albums” at the bottom of the screen, then tap the blue plus (+) inside the “New album” box.

Make sure to grant the Google Photos app access to your phone's photo library.

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Make sure to grant the Google Photos app access to your phone’s photo library.
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3. Enter an album name and then tap “Add photos” to select the images you wish to use from your camera roll.

4. Share the new album if you wish, or tap the little back arrow at the top left of the screen once you’re done adding images.

Whether you created the album on your mobile device or a computer, you can access them anywhere you are signed into your Google account with Google Photos.

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