Due to some sort of a glitch or maybe even a sneaky tactic, Google Photos might still be uploading your photos to the Cloud after it has been uninstalled.
The first to notice this odd occurrence was David Arnott , a writer at the Nashville Business Journal. He realized that despite the fact that he had deleted the Google Photos app almost a month back, some pictures of him and his family that he said he had deleted from his phone were uploaded to the Cloud.
He had decided to switch back to Flickr, because most of his family was still using that photo managing program, but he did not expect that Google would still have access to its photos after renouncing the Google Photos app.
“There they were, hundreds of photos I’d taken of (…) grouped together by Google’s facial-recognition technology in the company’s Photos app.(…) The problem was, I’d deleted all of those pictures.” wrote David Arnott.
And to his surprise, his pictures had been uploaded without his knowledge for the entire time. He also found the solution for this awkward situation by reinstalling the Google Photos app and going into the settings menu and disabling the auto-back up feature.
When David Arnott spoke to Google about the issue, the media company explained that the entire situation was actually to be expected and that the photo back-up feature was “working as intended”.
Do to the fact that Google is now intertwined in all of our media features, from web search, to e-mail, to app download, it is very easy to get caught up in the middle of such situations. Since you can use your Gmail account to log on to YouTube and all other Google related websites and features, it basically all comes back to you.
All the features offered by Google websites and apps that you have installed are all part of this giant Google virtual space and it is very easy for one feature to be made common to two apps or programs.
Therefore, if you delete one of the apps that offer a certain feature, you might still have Google believing that you still want it to perform some that particular feature, simply because it is included in the remaining Google app.
As for the Google Photos situation, the solution might be slightly tedious, but it is effective, because Google will understand that it should stop backing your pictures if you specifically assign it to do so.
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