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How to post from Google Photos to Instagram: Guide for 2022

How to post from Google Photos to Instagram: Guide for 2022

. 11 min read

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms nowadays. Recent studies have shown that more than 2 billion users prefer Instagram monthly, and the number will grow exponentially in the coming years.

When it comes to sharing content on Instagram, the platform enables users to take pictures or videos natively and edit them. You can upload photos and videos on Instagram through a PC or a mobile device. However, people may want to use photos or videos taken in the past to share on Instagram.

Sometimes, we capture a picture from nature and keep it on the storage of our mobile devices to share later on Instagram. Then it becomes vital to know how to use our archived photos for Instagram.

Many people prefer Google Photos to keep their photos and videos safe. So, on this matter, it is handy to find out how to post from Google Photos to Instagram. In this article, we prepared a detailed guide to uploading pictures from Google Photos to Instagram in different ways.

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What is Google Photos?

Google Photos is a Google product that aims to store, share, view, and edit pictures and videos of people. It is an assistant Google software that helps you manage your archived photos and videos in one place. It automatically backs up your photos and videos, and people don’t worry about where to store their content. Google Photos works on both Android and iOS devices.

Before getting to how to post from Google Photos to Instagram, you may be interested in how to schedule Instagram posts on a desktop. If you want to learn how to schedule Google Photos or any other image for Instagram, you can read our detailed guide here:

How to post from Google Photos to Instagram

It is possible to share pictures natively from Google Photos to Instagram and we’ll show how to do it in the following paragraphs. This is a question that people are looking in the forums for an answer to. For example, here you can see this question is asked on Quora:

Quora
People ask it on Quora

Or, you can see people who have the same problem on Reddit:

Reddit
Same question on Reddit

How to post from Google Photos to Instagram on a PC

Unlike Android or iPhone, you can’t directly post from Google Photos to Instagram on Pc. But, you can download the picture from Google Photos and post it to Instagram on your desktop.

You can follow these steps to upload a picture from Google Photos to Instagram.

Step #1: You can find your Google Photos on the opening screen of your Chrome browser.

Click on the nine dots symbol and open Google apps on the top right. Among them, click on Google Photos.

Google Photos on desktop
Google Photos on desktop

Step #2: You’ll see your images. Select the one that you want to share on Instagram.

On the top right corner, you’ll see three dots. Click on it and select ‘Download’ from the drop-down menu.

Download your image from Google Photos and share it on Instagram
Download your image from Google Photos and share it on Instagram

After that, you’ll send it to Instagram regularly to post content to Instagram on Pc. If you don’t know how to edit and post on Instagram from Mac ad Pc, you can check our detailed guide here:

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There is more than one way to post from Google Photos to Instagram. Before diving into the complicated business of posting photos natively from Google Photos, we want to show you an easier, more effective way.

Circleboom Publish is a comprehensive social media management tool that supports Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google Business Profile. You can add and manage your multiple accounts on these social channels from the same, simple Circleboom dashboard.

You can use the built-in Canva tool on Circleboom Publish to design, organize and embellish your social media content with ready-to-use templates, effects, filters, fonts, and various other elements. You don’t worry anymore about the image size requirements of each social media platform.

One of the amazing features of Circleboom Publish is that you can connect your Google Photos directly to your Circleboom dashboard and post pictures from Google Photos to Instagram and other social media platforms in a few clicks.

How to use Circleboom Publish to post images from Google Photos to Instagram

It is very easy to post pictures from Google Photos to Instagram by using Circleboom. Here is our ultimate guide to adding images from Google Photos to your Instagram account.

Step #1: Open Circleboom Publish on your browser and log in.

If you don't have an account, you can create one in a few seconds!

Log into Circleboom
Log into Circleboom

Step #2: You can connect your Instagram account(s) to your Circleboom dashboard.

Circleboom Publish also supports Twitter, Facebook Group, Facebook Page, Pinterest, LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Business Page, and Google Business Profile.

Manage your multiple Instagram accounts on Circleboom Publish
Manage your multiple Instagram accounts on Circleboom Publish

Step #3: After the authorization process, your Instagram account(s) will be connected to Circleboom Publish.

Then, you can navigate to the left and click on ‘Create New Post’.

"Create New Post"
"Create New Post"

Step #4: A post-creation screen will appear.

Proceed to see and select your connected Instagram account(s).

Select your accounts to proceed.
Select your accounts to proceed.

You can select more than one Instagram account here.

Managing more than one Instagram account is possible on Circleboom
Managing more than one Instagram account is possible on Circleboom

Step #5: Circleboom provides built-in tools for designing your social media content.

Among them, Canva serves ready-to-use social media post templates. Choose the Instagram template and proceed.

You can use ready-made social media post templates on Circleboom.
You can use ready-made social media post templates on Circleboom.

Step #6: On the Canva board, you’ll see options for templates, photos, elements, etc.

To connect your Google Photos, scroll down and click on “More”.

"More" button on Canva board
Click on "More"

Step #7: There, you will see apps and services that you can connect to Canva and Circleboom.

Select ‘Google Photos’ and connect your Google account.

Click on Google Photos.
Click on Google Photos.

Step #8: Your Google pictures will appear there. You can select them and edit your image as you wish with filters, effects, and other kinds of elements.

When you finished, click on the ‘Publish’ button to proceed.

You can select, edit and publish your Google Photos on Instagram with Circleboom
You can select, edit and publish your Google Photos on Instagram with Circleboom

Step #9: On the preview screen, you can add text to your Instagram content and check for the time before you share it.

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You can post your content immediately, add it to a queue, or schedule it for a later time.

You can text to your Instagram posts
You can text to your Instagram posts

You can use Google Photos to create content for other social media platforms by using Circleboom Publish. It provides a simple way to share Google Photos to Instagram in a few seconds.

You can also watch our hands-on video to find out more:

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How to Post Google Photos to Instagram on Mobile Devices

You may want to post a picture from Google Photos to Instagram. It is a bit complicated but possible. Now, we show you the steps to be followed on mobile devices to share an image from Google Photos to Instagram.

Step #1: Click on the ‘Photos’ icon on your mobile phone or tablet.

It is probably inside the same folder as other Google products.

Google Photos on your mobile device
Tap on Google Photos on your mobile device

Step #2: Your stored pictures will appear on Google Photos. Choose the one that you want to post to Instagram and click on.

Then, on the bottom left, you’ll see the ‘Share’ icon. Tap on it and proceed.

Select the photo and click on 'Share' icon.
Select the photo and click on 'Share' icon.

Step #3: There, you will see quick options to share your selected image on Google Photos.

To see more options and Instagram, click on the three dots and ‘More’ at the bottom right.

Click on "More"
Click on "More"

Step #4: There, you’ll see Instagram options.

You can the picture from Google Photos to Instagram Dm, Reels, or Feed. Click on which one you want to.

You can send your Google Photos to Instagram Feed, Chats and Stories.
Send to Instagram Feed, Chats and Stories.

Step #5: You’ll be directed to Instagram. You can preview your picture there.

Also, you can edit your image from Google Photos by applying filters to it.

You can edit you Google Photos before sharing.
You can edit you Google Photos before sharing.

Step #6: On the last screen, you can make your last editions. You can add tags, locations, and other necessary information.

Once you finished, you can tap on the ‘Arrow’ icon in the upper right corner.

Share your Google Photos to Instagram

How to share multiple Google Photos to Instagram

You can share your multiple images in Google Photos to Instagram by following the same steps above. All you have to do is to select more than one picture when you are on Google Photos on your mobile device or desktop.

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Can you share the Google Photos album with Instagram?

Yes, you can share a Google Photos album on Instagram Chats on your mobile device. Once you open your Google Photos, select the album you want to share. Then you’ll see the ‘Share’ icon under the heading. When you tap on it, you’ll see the Instagram Chats option to share your Google Photos album on Instagram.

Send your Google Photos album to Instagram Chats
Send your Google Photos album to Instagram Chats

Can I share from Google Photos to Instagram Stories?

Yes, you can. As we show above, you can post your Google Photos to Instagram on your mobile device and you can select Instagram Chats, Instagram Feed or Instagram Stories. You need to select ‘Instagram Stories’ to upload your Google Photos picture to your Instagram story.

You can send your Google Photos to Instagram Feed, Chats and Stories.
You can send your Google Photos to Instagram Feed, Chats and Stories.

Wrapping Up

Google Photos is a Google product to store, view, and share our pictures and videos on our personal mobile or desktop devices. Sometimes, we want to share a picture directly from Google Photos to social media, for example, Instagram.

Circleboom Publish is a social media management tool that supports Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google Business Profile. You can access your Google Photos on the Circleboom dashboard and post it from Google Photos to Instagram directly on Circleboom.

You can have this and many other amazing features of Circleboom at affordable prices.

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