If you use Google+ and Google Drive, you’d know that the two are oddly disconnected when it comes to photo and video sharing. But starting today, that experience is about to get much more refined. Google has just announced that the photos and videos you have uploaded to your Google+ account will soon begin to show up in Google Drive. As long as you have auto backup turned on in your Google+ settings, you’ll immediately begin to see new photos appear in your Drive account. Existing photos and videos will start to show up in your account over the next few weeks.
All of your photos will still be stored in your Google+ Photos, but you’ll now be able to manage them from Drive without having to upload them a second time. Google explains:
To get started, just look for the new Photos menu in Drive for Android, iOS and the web. From there you’ll be able to manage your photos and videos alongside other types of files. For example, you can now add pictures of wedding venues and cakes to the same Drive folder as your guest list and budget.
Are you excited to see Google+ integration come to Drive?