Sunday, January 16, 2022

How to delete a lot of photos in Google Photos quickly

 If you have a lot of photos that you would like to mass delete it can be a bit difficult in Google Photos. Since it appears as you can only select one and then hold shift and scroll down to the bottom and all the photos should be highlighted in your view. The problem with that is the view only lets you highlight a few at a time.

If you would like to delete a few thousand at a time here is a simple tip:

  • shrink your screen using  ctrl shift -
    • I shrank my screen to 25%
  • hold down shift and click on the first photo
  • let go of Shift
  • go to the bottom of your screen 
  • hold Shift again and choose that image in the bottom right
    • you will see they are all highlighted blue and selected
  • you can then continue to scroll down and choose more
  • I was able to delete 8,000 photos at a time - not sure what the max is (if there is one)
Embedded below is a 1 minute and 6 second YouTube tutorial.

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