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Google Photos

With Google Photos modules in Make, you can manage albums and media in your Google Photos account.

To use the Google Photos modules, you must have a Google account. You can create an account at

Refer to the Google Photos API documentation for a list of available endpoints.


Make's use and transfer of information received from Google APIs to any other app will adhere to Google API Services User Data Policy.

Connect Google Photos to Make

To establish the connection in Make:

  1. Log in to your Make account, add a Google Photos module to your scenario, and click Create a connection.

  2. Optional: In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection.

  3. Optional: Switch on the Show advanced settings toggle and enter your Google Cloud Console project client credentials. For more information, see the Create and configure a Google Cloud Console project for Google Photos section below.

  4. Click Sign in with Google.

  5. If prompted, authenticate your account and confirm access.

You have successfully established the connection. You can now edit your scenario and add more Google Photos modules. If your connection requires reauthorization at any point, follow the connection renewal steps here.

To connect to Make using your own client credentials, you can create and configure a project in the Google Cloud Console.

Create a Google Cloud Console project for Google Photos

To create a Google Cloud Console project:

  1. Log in to the Google Cloud Console using your Google credentials.

  2. In the top menu, click Select a project > New project.

  3. Enter a Project name and select the Location for your project.

  4. Click Create.

  5. In the top menu, check if your new project is selected in the Select a project dropdown. If not, select the project you just created.

Enable APIs for Google Photos

To enable the required API:

  1. Open the left navigation menu and go to APIs & Services > Library.

  2. Search for and enable the following API: Photos Library API.

Create your Google Photos client credentials

To create your client credentials:

  1. In the left sidebar, click Credentials.

  2. Click + Create Credentials > OAuth client ID.

  3. In the Application type dropdown, select Web application.

  4. Update the Name of your OAuth client. This will help you identify it in the console.

  5. In the Authorized redirect URIs section, click + Add URI and enter the following redirect URI:

  6. Copy your Client ID and Client secret values and store them in a safe place.

You will use these values in the Client ID and Client Secret fields in Make.

Build Google Photos Scenarios

After connecting the app, you can perform the following actions:

  • List Albums

  • List Shared Albums

  • Get an Album

  • Create an Album

  • Share an Album

    Note: This action can only be performed on albums that were created via the API (using Make).

  • Unshare an Album

  • Watch Media Items

  • List Media Items

  • Get a Media Item

  • Download a Media File

  • Upload a Media Item

    Note: This action can only be performed on albums that were created via the API (using Make).

  • Make an API Call