May 11, 2022

Lewis & Clark accounts will no longer have access to Google Photos starting July 1, 2022

Google Photos will be turned off for all Lewis & Clark accounts on July 1, 2022. The Google Photos application is not a core service covered by the Google for Education Workspace agreement with schools. In addition, Google Photos application poses a storage liability with the end of free unlimited storage for schools.

What this means for end users:

  • End users will still be able to upload photos to Google Drive, Google Classroom, and Google Slides
  • End users will not be able to use their Google Photos app on their phones with their accounts or access with their account. End users will have to find a new place to manage their photos.
  • Those who use Google Photos for personal photos through their accounts will need to transfer ownership of these photos to a personal account using one of the following methods:
  • Institutional photos in individual or departmental Photos accounts will need to be moved to an external drive, or (after curation) to the regular Drive folder.


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