How to Move Photos in Google Photos Into Folders or Albums? [Solved]

When Gmail was launched, they used to say things like: "never delete emails, archive them". The same logic should be applied to Google Photos. Of course, sometimes, specially on the phone, some unwanted pictures might go to our Google Photos. It is OK to delete. But photos that does not bother you don't need to be deleted. If you even have them on an album so there is no reason to delete it. You should think about the albums as virtual representations of some real pictures that exist in your main photo storage. Google won't copy the file in all albums you chose to use the photo because that would be a waste of storage. Instead, there is a central place with your photos stored. Your album photos just point to the real file on this central place. Don't think about your backup/central repository as an album because it is not. Only you can see. It is a visual representation of your backup.

Another way to move photos in Google Photos into folders or albums?

Will answer this in two parts.

  1. Google Photos (Albums)

In the new Google Photos service, there is no term called folder, you upload photos to your account and then group them by adding into an Album.

When you add a photo to album, you are just pointing to the original, its not a copy, so when you delete the original file it disappears from the album also.

2. Google Drive (folders)

When you add photos via Google Photos, all these files are placed in your Google Drive account, you will notice a folder Google Photos and stored Year (2016) and Month (01, 03 & 04) as see in image below

If you wish to move photos, you can do it here, these changes doesn't impact the way your photos are arranged in Google Photos section.
(however its not recommended to reorganize / move photos, as you need to switch between photos and drive frequently)

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