How to Delete Photos from Google Photos

How to Delete All Photos from Google Photos

Ready to delete duplicate photos from Google? Follow the stepwise guide given in this article to quickly perform this operation on your PC and smartphones for free!!!

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Feb 02, 2021 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

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" Hi, my Google Photo is running low on memory space. I have to delete some pictures. Please, is there anyone who could help me with how to do this?"

Are you faced with such a situation as above? Then, keep reading to discover how to delete photos from google freely.

Part 1. How to Delete Photos from Google Photos on Web Browser

Using Web Browsers to delete photos from Google Drive is among the most popular ways to free up your memory space for free. It involves the use of photos.google.com, an online program designed to help you and me wipe off those unwanted images stored in Google. It's easy to use and does not require registration. To delete photos from Google using this method, check out the stepwise guide given below:

Step 1: With the aid of an internet-enabled device, hit the link above you visit the website

open google photos on your pc

Step 2: Tick the gray checkmark at the top left corner of the pictures you want to delete

select google photos to delete

Step 3: Click on the Trash Can icon at the top right corner of the website. You will see two options will pop up on the screen. Select Move to Trash.

click on the trash can to delete photos

Step 4: On completing the steps above, the photos will be automatically deleted from your Google Drive

move photos to the trash

Note: The images are deleted temporarily from your Google Photos account. It takes 60 days before it is erased permanently from the system. Alternatively, you could just click on the Hamburger Menu icon, and a drop-down menu will appear on your screen. Find the Trash icon and then click on it. You will be directed to the Trash Can where the images you once deleted are. Click on the Empty icon at the top right corner of the web page to permanently delete the photos.


Part 2: Tips to Delete Photos from Google Photos on iPhone or iPad

If you've got an iPhone or iPad, you can use the Google Photos app to delete duplicate photos from your Drive freely and quickly. It's very simple. Just take the step by step guide given below to accomplish this task:

Step 1: Run the Google Photos application on your iPhone or iPad

Step 2: Choose the image you want to delete from your Google Photo.

Step 3: Locate and click on the Trash Can icon at the top right corner of the app

delete photos from google photos on iPhone and iPad

And now the photo(s) are deleted from Google Photos. However, this is temporary. If you want to delete them permanently, tap on Menu at the app's top-left corner and then select Bin. Immediately, you will be directed to where all your previously deleted photos are, select all images and then click on Trash Can to empty your Google Drive.

That's all for this part. How do you find it?

Simple right?

Well, I did expect that answer. Mind you, and this method only works for iOS devices. You can't use it for Android devices. If you are an Android device owner, do not panic. We've got you covered.


Part 3. Methods to Delete Photos from Google Photos on Android Phone

Just as the stepwise guide for deleting photos from Google is easy for iPhone and iPad, so is the guide for Android devices. There is no registration required. All that's required of you is to download and install a compatible version of the Google Photos application on your device and then apply the guide given below:

Step 1: Find and click on the Google Photos tab on your device to run it for this task.

Step 2: Select as many photos as possible to delete and then hit the Trash Can button to erase the photo.

Step 3: Next, click on Move to Bin to affirm that you want to delete the photos from your Google Photos Library and all sync Android devices.

delete photos from google photos on android

For your information, the photos deleted are still available for recovery for a maximum of 60 days after which they will be erased permanently from your Drive. But if you don't want to wait, then use the extended guide given below to erase the images permanently.

● Open the Google Photos app again on your Android device or Tablet

● Choose Hamburger Menu at the top left corner. A dropdown menu will pop up instantly. Find the Bin icon and then click on it

● Select one or more photos to delete and then hit the Delete button

Once you do this, the photos present in the Bin will be removed permanently without delay.


Part 4. Ways to Delete Photos from Google Photos Via The Album View

When you talk about the ' album', it means a collection of content, which can be music, pictures, and video. For this article, an album is a collection of photos. Deleting an album shows that you are erasing all content in it. Without wasting your time, let's take a look at how you can do this on Android, iPhone/iPad, and online.

Delete Album on Android or Tablet

● On your Android or Tablet, click on the Google Photos icon.

● Click on Albums to select your desired album that you want to erase

select album

● When you select an album to delete, a drop-down menu will appear. Click on More, then hit Delete Album to validate the command

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Delete Album on iPhone and iPad

● Tap on the Google Photos icon on your iPhone or iPad to run it

● Press the Albums button to open the album gallery on the app

● Choose an album to delete from the list that appears on your screen.

● After selecting your desired album, click on More and then tap Delete Album to delete it

delete album from google photos

Delete Album Online

● Go on the official website at URL: photos.google.com

● Choose an album to delete

choose album

● Select More and then click on Delete Album

● Validate your request and the album will be deleted from Google Photos immediately

And this ends the tutorial guide on how to delete photos from Google Photos on PC/Mobile/Online. Select any of the methods given above and follow the step by step guide to delete photos freely.

Situations may arise when you need to recover these deleted images. How do you do this?

Haha!!

Another tedious task.

Well, don't worry. We are here to help you.


Part 5. How to Recover Deleted Google Photos

Having done thorough research with experts in the tech industry, we discovered two simple solutions to recover deleted google photos. Let's take a look at each.

Solution 1. Recover Deleted Google Photos with Wondershare Recoverit

Wondershare Recoverit is an excellent data recovery software designed for Windows and Mac OS. You can employ this professional toolkit in the recovery of deleted Google Photos freely within the shortest turnaround time. However, you must note that these images have to be stored on your PC hard drive. In case it doesn't exist on your hard drive, retrieving it would be hard. Novices and professionals in the tech industry find the program easy to use because of the simple user interface.

Take the step by step guide given below to recover your deleted Google Photo with #1 data recovery software, Recoverit:

Step 1: Download, install, and launch the Wondershare Recoverit software. Once it opens, locate the app where you want the software to search deleted photos.

launch wondershare recoverit

Step 2: Tap on the Start button, then Recoverit will immediately begin to scan the app for deleted photos. Wait for the process to complete.

start scanning for deleted images

Step 3: Once the scan process is finished, your deleted Google Photos will display on your screen. Select any of the images to recover, then click on Recover to retrieve the Google Photos.

recover and save images

Solution 2. Recover Deleted Google Photos from your Computer

Instead of installing software, you can recover deleted Google Photos directly from your PC. There are many ways you can accomplish this, but we recommend using the Trash Can. The method is simple and understandable. With just a few clicks, your deleted Google Photos are restored. Check out the detailed guide below to recover deleted Google Photos from your computer:

Step 1: Visit photo.google.com

Step 2: Tap the Hamburger Menu. A drop-down menu will come up. Find and click on Trash.

Step 3: When trash opens, you will find all the images that you've deleted. Select the pictures you will like to restore, and then hit Restore to reclaim deleted Google Photos.


Conclusion

Deleting photos from Google Photos and recovering them back is simple with the tutorial guide given in this article. But you must note that only the Wondershare Recoverit software can recover photos that have been deleted permanently from Google Photos. You can only use the second solution to recover photos that are deleted temporarily.

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