How to Permanently Delete Photos from Google Photos


We all are aware of the fact that Google Photos no longer offers free unlimited storage, however, if you are looking for some really nice cloud storage options, it still happens to be one of the best, especially if you are looking for a place where all your pictures can. In such a case, Google Photos is something that is hard to beat. However, with so many pictures stacking up in the storage, you might want to delete some pictures permanently so you can make space for all the new pictures you want. If you are wondering how to permanently delete photos from Google Photos, this is where you are going to learn how to do so.

The best thing is that the process to permanently delete photos from Google Photos is not only simple, it is also the same on all platforms such as Android, iOS, and even the web version. However, we are going to focus only on Android. Thankfully, you can still use these instructions on other platforms without really running into any issues.

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Permanently Delete Photos from Google Photos and Clear Up the Necessary Space

I do understand that not everyone would want to permanently delete photos from Google Photos, but still, the tutorial is useful to anyone who is looking to get more space in their drive. So, let's not waste time and get started.

Step 1: On your phone, go ahead and open the Photos app.

Step 2: Now tap and hold on the picture you want to delete and keep selecting.

Step 3: Once that is done, tap the trash icon on the top right corner.

Step 4: You will be asked if you want to move these pictures to the recycle bin, simply go ahead with it.

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Step 5: Once that is done, navigate to the Library section in the bottom right corner.

Step 6: Look for the photos that you have just deleted, select them all again, hit the delete button that is found at the bottom, and then confirm that you want to delete all the selected items.

Going through these steps will ensure that all the pictures that you have had stored on Google Photos are now permanently gone. It definitely is the right step as it allows you to save more space and not run into any storage hassles, either. Something a lot of people have become familiar with.

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