Restore Deleted Photos and Videos on Google Photos

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This tutorial will walk you through how to recover any photo or video files that may have been accidentally deleted from your Google Photos library. Note that any files that have been deleted may be recovered using this method for up to 60 days.

Recover Deleted Photos and Videos with Google Photos

Open the Google Photos app, and tap on Menu. Then select your Trash folder:



All of your deleted items will be listed here. Simply select the items you wish to recover, and then tap on the small arrow button to restore them:



The trash can button allows you to permanently delete photos and videos from your device.

Tip: Tap on the Ellipsis button > Empty trash to permanently clear the Trash folder.
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Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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