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Google is removing the Photos tab from Google Drive – but you’ll still be able to get Photos if you want to

Google is removing access to one of the most lauded services they offer in January with the removal of the Photos tab within Google Drive.

Google first brought the Photos tab to Google Drive back in March 2015, making it easier to insert your photos or videos into Google Sheets, Slides and Docs, but starting in ‘early January 2018’, Google has announced they will remove the Google Photos tab within Drive.

While it seems catastrophic for some people, Google has said there’s a way to fix this by creating a Google Photos folder in My Drive. It’s pretty easy to do, just go to, tap the gear (settings) icon in the top right, go to settings and tick the ‘Create a Google Photos Folder’ box and click Done.

Google will start removing the Photos tab from next month, so you may want to pre-empt the move by doing this now.

Source: GSuite Blog.
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