Google is shutting down Album Archive, a gallery of images or videos shared on older Google services over the years, next month.
Earlier this week, the tech giant emailed users warning them that “some content that’s only available in Album Archive will be deleted starting July 19.” That also includes some Google Hangouts data currently stored within Album Archive, background images uploaded in the Gmail theme picker before 2018, small thumbnail photos, album comments, and likes.
Google called on users to download a copy of their Album Archive data via Google Takeout in order to transfer their data to one of the best cloud storage services like Google Drive, IDrive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.
“Photos and videos you see here will no longer be available after July 19, 2023. You can use Takeout to download these items before then,” as per the message available on Google’s Album Archive website.
Meanwhile, users will be able to “view and manage” content beyond July 19 on other Google services like Blogger, Hangouts (now Chat), Google Photos, and their default Google Account, the support page reads.