Embed Google Photos Album into a website

Embed Google Photos Album into a website

Google Photos is my favorite photo and video sharing and storage service.

My phone is set to automatically uploaded photos to Google photos in high resolution when I’m connected to WiFi.

With Google photos I can access my photos across all my devices and it’s packed with numerous features that help me organize, use and manage my photos.

Embed Google photos albums

I really love organizing my photos into Albums BUT Google Photos frustrates me as they don’t provide an option for embed my Google photo albums into my website.  Before Google Photos we had Picasa Web Albums which made it easy to embed an album as a slideshow.

It’s great that I can embed a single photo or video from Google photos into a post but I still want the ability to embed an album as a slideshow.

I’ve been searching for the solution for the past year and tried numerous solutions including some WordPress plugins.  None suited what I was looking for until now!

Here’s how to embed Google Photos Album:

1.  Log into Google Photos on your computer.

2.  Click on the Album you want to embed.

Google Photo album

3. Click on Share icon.

Click on Share

4.  Click on Get Link.

Get link

5.  Copy Link.

Copy Link

6.  Go to Publicalbum.org

7.  Paste your Google Albums link into 1) Create gallery from link and click 2) Create Gallery Code.

Paste Google Album link

8. Click on Copy code into clipboard to copy the embed code.

Copy embed code

9.  Paste the embed code into your post using Insert Embed in the Add Media Window and then click Insert into Post.

The method you use will depend on the website or blog platform you use.  This is how you do it on Edublogs and CampusPress networks.

Paste embed code

10.  Once the post is published you will see the album embedded as a slideshow.

Google Photos Album Embed Examples

Below are two different examples of embedded Google photos albums so you can see what the embed looks like.

My photo album from Sculptures by the Sea.

My photo album of the Western Mail Centenary Number (1828 to 1929)

Viewing this slideshow on a mobile device allows you to zoom in to read the

“The Western Mail” Centenary Number publication which was published in July, 1929 to commemorate the 100 years of the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony, the first permanent European settlement in Western Australia.

The 80 page publication highlights development and history of Western Australia from 1828 to 1929 in Perth and country towns. It includes photos from 1800’s to 1929 comparing changes in the city, towns, Parliament, transport, sport, fashions, primary production. The publication was sold for 1/6 in July, 1929.

It’s packed full of content that could be used with students and will be helpful for those interested in history.

Other Google Photo tips

You’ll find more tips for using Google Photos here!

 

10 thoughts on “Embed Google Photos Album into a website

  1. Hi,
    I am very pleased that you are using my tool.
    I would add that I have redesigned the Google Photos Album embedding tool. The result code has changed. Please correct this information in the article or write to me for more information. Now I can use the wordpress plug-in and I’m going to make some more modifications.
    Many thanks
    Regards
    Pavel

  2. Thank you. for making it. and thank you for keeping an update of it.
    showing like a gallery also cool, an additional option that dont just show single photo.

  3. Hello, I’m wondering if the album keeps getting up-to-date. So if you add new photos to the Google Photos album, will these photos automaticly appear on your website as well? Or do I need to follow these steps and make a new link for my website every time I upload a new photo to this album?

    1. Hi, if you add new photos to your Google album I would expect the embed will update but it could take a bit of time to reflect depending on if there is any caching. i.e. wait several hours after you added new photos before checking the embed.

      Sue

  4. Does this mean of you delete photos they will continue to show?
    What about text – I used to have slideshows with committee members on several sites but since Picasa was finally killed off the RSS feed no longer works. That automatically include captions and used the most current album with no waiting time.
    Does your workaround do all that – if not would it be possible for me to modify it?

    1. Hi Nigel, deleting the photo from inside the Google Photo album removes it from the album. It is possible there will be a delay in seeing it removed from the embedded album as the embed may cache and only fetch the latest feed every few hours.

      Frustrating that they killed off Picasa.

      Sue

  5. Sue, thank you so much! You are the best! Im having lots of problems on my website because it wasn’t loading the galleries all the time. After many hours of research I came accross your blog and it offers just what I was looking for.

    Thank you so much for helping to solve this!!

    Ines

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