How to Automatically Add Google Photos to an Album

Photo albums make it easy to keep everything organized, but that usually does not happen by itself. Google Photos can add photos to albums for you, making it even easier.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 4, 2022

Photo albums make it easy to keep everything organized, but that usually does not happen by itself. Google Photos can add photos to albums for you, making it even easier. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for iPhone, iPad, and Android using Google Photos

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This feature is called Live Albums. It ties in with Google Photos’ ability to automatically detect people and pets in photos. That means you can have any photo of a person, multiple people, or pets automatically added to an album.

First, open Google Photos on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and go to the Library tab. Refer to the below image:

Album 1

Accessing the Google Photos Library

Next, select an existing album or tap New Album (our choice). See the below image:

Album 2
Selecting to add an album

Now, if you create a new album, give it a title, and then tap Select People & Pets. See the following image:

Album 3
Giving the album a title and accessing the option to add people or pets

Next, you will be greeted with a list of people and pets that Google has identified in your photos. Select all that you want to automatically add to the album and tap Confirm. Refer to the below image:

Album 4
Selecting the people to add to your album

Now, for existing albums, tap the three-dot menu icon. See the below image:

Album 5
Accessing the menu option for an existing album

Next, in the menu pop-up screen, select Options. See the following image:

Album 6
Selecting Options

Now, tap the plus “+” button under Automatically Add Photos. Refer to the below image:

Album 7
Adding a new person or pet for your album

That’s all there is to it! Google Photos will immediately add old photos of the people or pets to the album. From this point forward, any new photos will also be automatically added.

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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