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Using your Google photos with Jetpack

You can connect Jetpack to your Google account to use your Google Photos in Jetpack’s image-related blocks. The first time you choose to add Google Photos, you’ll be asked only once to authorize the connection. If you have multiple Google accounts, make sure you’re logged into the one you wish to link to Jetpack!

Jetpack image blocks integrated with Google Photos

You can use Google Photos in many different blocks. The option will be available when using the Image block, the Gallery block, and the Featured Image settings available on your WordPress site. You’ll also be able to use it with your Jetpack Slideshow Block, Tiled Gallery Block, or Image Compare Block. The screenshot below demonstrates how to add Google Photos photos to the Tiled Gallery Block, specifically, but the method is the same for the other blocks as well:

Adding Google Photos Images directly to Media Library

Once you’ve authorized Google Photos to connect with Jetpack, you can browse your Google Photos from within your Media Library on WordPress.com. Here’s how:

  1. Make sure your site is properly connected to Jetpack.
  2. Navigate to your site on WordPress.com using the My Sites link in the top left.
  3. Click Media, then click the little image icon. There, choose Google Photos. If you haven’t authorized Jetpack to connect to your Google Photos yet, you will be asked to do so at this step.
  4. From there, you can add images from your Google Photos directly to your Media Library. Note that these will count toward your server storage limits. If you have questions about this, please consult with your host’s customer service.

Revoking Jetpack’s authorization to your Google Photos

To disconnect Jetpack from Google, go to My Site(s) Tools → Marketing → Connections on WordPress.com, and click the Disconnect button next to ‘Google Photos’.

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