Google Photos

The Google Photos modules enable you to create, list, retrieve, share and unshare albums and monitor, retrieve, download or upload media in your Google Photos.

Getting Started with Google Photos

Prerequisites

  • A Google account

In order to use Google Photos with Make, it is necessary to have a Google account. If you do not have one, you can create a Google account at photos.google.com.

Note

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Google Photos to Make

To connect your Google Photos account to Make follow the general instructions for Connecting to services.

After you click the Continue button, Make will redirect you to the Google Photos website where you will be prompted to grant Make access to your account.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Allow button.

Album

Retrieves album from your Google Photos.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Retrieve only albums created using API

If this option is enabled, only albums that were created by (any) API will be returned.

Limit

Set the maximum number of albums Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves album details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Album ID

Enter (map) or select the album you want to retrieve details about.

Creates a new empty album.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Title

Enter the name for the new album.

Marks an album as shared and accessible to other users.

Note

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

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Album ID

Select or map the album you want to share. Only albums created using API are available.

Collaborative

Enable this option to allow users who have joined the album to add media items to it.

Commentable

Enable this option to allow the owner and the users who have joined the album to add comments to the album.

Marks a via API shared album as private.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Album ID

Select or map the album you want to unshare. Only albums created and shared using API are available.

Media

Retrieves media details when new media are added to an album.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Album

Select the album you want to watch for new media. If no album is selected, all albums will be monitored.

Limit

Set the maximum number of media Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves media from the specified album.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Album ID

Select or map the album you want to retrieve media from. If no album is selected, all media in your account will be retrieved.

Limit

Set the maximum number of media Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves details of a specified media.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Media Item ID

Select or map the ID of the media you want to retrieve details about.

Downloads a file from the Base URL provided by the Watch Media Items, List Media Items, or Get a Media Item modules.

Base URL

Map the Base URL from the previous module.

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Uploads a file to an album.

Note

Files can be uploaded only to the albums that were created using Make (or via another API).

The maximum file sizes and other useful information can be found in the Google Photos Documentation for Uploading Media.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

Source File

Map the file you want to upload from the previous module (e.g. HTTP > Get a File or Dropbox > Get a file).

Description

Enter the description for the media.

Album

Select the album you want to upload the media to. The album must be created by Make (or via another API).

Allows you to perform a custom API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Google account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://photoslibrary.googleapis.com.E.g./v1/albums

Note

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Photos Library API Documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET

to retrieve information for an entry.

POST

to create a new entry.

PUT

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

The following API call returns the all albums in your Google Photos:

URL:

/v1/albums

Method:

GET

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The results can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > albums.

In our example, 10 tickets were returned:

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