Apple now lets you automatically transfer your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos

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Apple has added a service that lets you automatically transfer photos, videos, and albums from your iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos (via MacRumors). The feature has a support document outlining the procedure, which simply entails going to, logging in, and going through the “transfer a copy of your data” process. Apple says the transfer will take between three days to a week.

Some things won’t transfer: Apple says shared albums, smart albums, photo stream content, live photos, some metadata, and media that isn’t stored in your iCloud Photo Library won’t come along for the ride. The part about Live Photos is especially eyebrow-raising. iPhones take Live Photos by default, and Apple doesn’t make it clear if the…

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Author: Mitchell Clark