Google has announced that it is discontinuing Album Archive. The technology giant said that Album Archive, which allows users to view and manage content from different Google products, will no longer be available to Google Users starting July 19, 2023.
Google is sending out an email to users alerting and informing them of its decision.
"Starting on July 19, 2023, Album Archive will no longer be available. We recommend that you use Google Takeout to download a copy of your Album Archive data before then," Google said in a blog post.
Google stated that some content that’s only available in Album Archive will be deleted starting July 19 including:
- Rare cases like small thumbnail photos and album comments or likes
- Some Google Hangouts data from Album Archive
- Background images uploaded in the Gmail theme picker prior to 2018
How to back up your Google Archive data:
- Google advises users to download a copy of their data via Google Takeout.
- After downloading data from the Album Archive, Google will either send a download link through email or transfer data to one of the best cloud storage services like Google Drive, IDrive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.