Google Photos Sync

Alan Pope 🐧 (popey)

Install latest/stable of Google Photos Sync

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

Don't have snapd? Get set up for snaps.

Channel Version Published

Google Photos Sync

Google Photos Sync.

Google Photos Sync downloads your Google Photos to the local file system. It will backup all the photos the user uploaded to Google Photos, but also the album information and additional Google Photos 'Creations' (animations, panoramas, movies, effects and collages).

In order to work, gphotos-sync first needs a valid client id linked to a project authorized to use the 'Photos Library API'. It is not provided in the distribution. Each client id is given a (large) limited number of free API calls to Google Services. If this distribution shared the client id, all users would share this resource limit. This is a little fiddly but only needs to be done once.

Find out more from the upstream developer repo at:

Built with ♥️ from the source at

Details for Google Photos Sync

Last updated
18 February 2020

Share this snap

Generate an embeddable card to be shared on external websites.

Where people are using Google Photos Sync

Users by distribution (log)

ubuntu 18.04
ubuntu 19.10
linuxmint 19.3
ubuntu 16.04
ubuntu 19.04
zorin 15
debian 10
linuxmint 19.1
ubuntu 20.04
linuxmint 18.3
linuxmint 19.2
fedora 31

Related blog posts

Install Google Photos Sync on your Linux distribution

Choose your Linux distribution to get detailed installation instructions. If yours is not shown, get more details on the installing snapd documentation.

Is there a problem with Google Photos Sync? Report this app