Google Is Killing Album Archives Feature Soon, So How Do You Protect It
Google has announced that it will no longer support the Album Archive feature. Starting from July 19, 2023, users will no longer be able to use this service to browse and manage their content across various Google products. Google has sent an email to its users titled “An update to Album Archive” to inform them of this change. In the email, the company has cautioned customers about the discontinuation of Google Album Archive and advised them to download their data using Google Takeout.
How To Protect Your Current Data
To preserve their data, Google users can request a data download via email. They can also store their data in iDrive, One Drive, and Google Drive. Additionally, a notice will be displayed at the top of the archive page, warning users that their content will be deleted after July 19, 2023. Users have several options to manage the content within their Google Album Archive, including Hangouts, Google Photos, Google Account, and Blogger. The album archive tool allows users to access their current attachments in Google Chat as part of the transition to Hangouts.
In the absence of Album Archive, Google may introduce alternative content management systems. Users will be able to access and manage their content through other Google products such as Blogger, Google Account, Google Photos, and Hangouts. The transition from Album Archive to Hangouts enables users to access previously available attachments in Google Chat.