Your Google Photos library can now appear in OnePlus and Xiaomi’s gallery apps

With how many megapixels the best Android phones are packing in their main camera sensors, it’s no surprise that so many users rely on cloud storage to manage their photo library. A single 200MP image can take up dozens of megabytes of space, which can add up quickly if you take lots of photos. Cloud media providers like Google Photos provide a convenient way to back up your photo library, are available on multiple platforms, and offer loads of nifty photo management and photo editing features.

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However, Google Photos in particular still lacks some basic features like being able to mirror an image. It also won’t get some of the new AI editing features that OEMs are adding to their own gallery apps. That’s forced some users to have to choose between sticking with one gallery app and missing out on some features or using two gallery apps to manage and edit their photo library. If you own a recent device from OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, or Xiaomi, though, you may not have to pick and choose between the stock gallery app and Google Photos anymore.

OxygenOS and ColorOS pick up new Google Photos integration

With the release of OxygenOS 14/ColorOS 14 based on Android 14, the stock gallery app on OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme devices (simply called “Photos”) now has full integration with Google Photos. If you open up the OOS/COS Photos app and then go to settings, you’ll see a Backup to “Google Photos” page where a Backup toggle resides. Tapping this takes you to the Google Photos app, which asks you whether you want to give the OOS/COS Photos app access to Google Photos. This not only enables backing up your photos

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