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Google will retire Google+ Photos starting 1st AUG

From Google:

"In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we’ll start to shut down Google+ Photos -- initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS.

If you’re still using Google+ Photos, now is a great time to make the switch. You may have seen a prompt in Google+ Photos on Android with a link to download the new Google Photos. Don’t worry, all your photos and videos will still be saved and available after you switch to the new, stand-alone Google Photos app. With the new app you’ll still be able to backup, edit, and share your photos and videos, with unlimited storage, automatic organization, and more.

Download the new Google Photos today for uninterrupted access to all your photos, videos and albums.  If you don’t update to the new Google Photos, Google+ Photos on Android will soon stop working, but your photos and videos will still remain safely stored and available via or for export using Google Takeout."

Google Photos Help Community:

Get the Google Photos app for Android

Google Photos Help Center:

What's happening to Google+ photos:

Picasa Web Albums Help Center:
(PWA was used for G+ photos)

Download all your pictures from Google+

Use Google Takeout for instance if you wish to re-upload your original size Google+ photos in the larger free size (High quality) that Google Photos offers without taking up storage:

Go to and login

- Click "Select none" then scroll down to "Google photos"
- click on the grey arrow next to "All photo albums"
- choose either "Include all photo albums" or "Select photo albums"
- click into the box (a green check mark will appear)
- At the bottom of the page, click "Next"
- Choose how you want to get the data ("File type" and "Delivery method"), then click "Create archive"

Selecting albums you can choose which ones to download.

"Download your data" FAQ

#Photos     #GooglePlus     #GooglePhotos     #Download     #Takeout  
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Social Media Consultant, Photographer, Web Designer, Blogger
  • LittleTechGirl Media
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Kris Cain Photography
    Owner, 2002 - 2012
  • University of Chicago
    Network App Specialist, 1995 - 2012
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Tech Geek & Blogger @ | Social Media Consultant | Web Designer | Speaker

Kris Cain is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who has worked in IT for over 13 years. She has experience building and troubleshooting computers both personally and professionally. She has been a secretary. She has worked an IT help desk fielding calls and troubleshooting software and hardware issues. She has done field support wandering the campus installing, replacing, and troubleshooting hardware and software. There is a good reason why jeans are still her favorite thing to wear. That is what you wear when you have to carry dirty computers all day! And now, she works behind the scenes on the network administration side. Kris is a true geek. She does not just play one on the internet.

On her blog, she writes about her love of gadgets, social media, and anything else that crosses her mind. You can find her from day to day on Twitter and Facebook. She is Tech Editor on Mom Blog Magazine, Featured Writer on Type-A Parent, Contributing Writer on, Tech Writer on, and National Apple Gear & Chicago Tech Gear writer on

Kris has been involved in Social Media for around 10 years. She has experience building web communities for moms, manning forums, web building and more. Her latest project, is really taking off and becoming a great resource for Chicago area moms.

Kris was a featured speaker at the Type-A Mom conference, 2009, 2010, and 2011. She also spoke at Gleek Retreat 2010 and 2011. She spoke at Blogalicious 2010 and on a panel with other mom bloggers at the Child’s Play Communications Blogger Brunch about working with brands. She has been featured in several articles both online and in print, been interviewed for 2 books, been interviewed for Ebony Magazine, and had her photo show up in Essence Magazine. She has even been on the cover of a local newspaper for Mother’s Day. She has connected with great companies such as AMD, AT&T, Intel, HP, eBay, Keurig, Chevy, Cisco, MSI, Little Debbie, Kenmore, Sears, Western Digital, Google, CNN, Verizon, and more.

Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be a busy body really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that.

For even more information on me, check out my profile at

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I once came 2 inches from Prince. And... I have not 1, but 2 sets of twins!
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