How to Fix Google Photos not Showing on Instagram

Google Photos is a photo and video storage service developed and used by Google. It allows users to store their photos and videos in the cloud, share them with others, and access them from any device.

Instagram is a photo and video sharing social networking service owned by Facebook. It allows users to take photos and videos, apply filters, and share them on their profile or with their followers.

Many times users are not able to share the saved Google photos into Instagram app as users are not able to see the Google photos on Instagram app to share either as Instagram Feed, Story or Chats.

If you have downloaded the Google photos to your phone and trying to upload photos on Instagram by exploring you gallery and it doesn’t show you the google photos, then We would be explaining below all possible ways to fix the issue.

Why Google Photos are not Showing on Instagram?

Below are some common reasons that Google photos are not showing on Instagram:

  • Slow Internet Connection: It could be due to slow internet connection that Instagram app isn’t able to process the request to access you gallery photos properly.
  • Outdated Instagram App: If Instagram app isn’t up to date as of now, sometime it can behave buggy and doesn’t show Google downloaded photos into Instagram for uploading or sharing.
  • Instagram services are down from backend due to any current going technical issue.
  • Instagram App Permissions are not set properly and accordingly all available photos including Google photos aren’t accessible on Instagram to share.
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How to Fix Google Photos not Showing on Instagram Issue?

Methods to fix the Google Photos not Showing on Instagram issue:

Method 1: Try from Instagram App

One way to upload a photo from Google Photos to Instagram is by going to the Instagram app and selecting “Gallery” on the top left when posting a photo.

Then click option “Other” which will open the Android’s default file manager.

From there, you can slide out the menu and tap “Photos” > “Photos” to access your Photos library. Now, select the google photos that you want to share over Instagram.

Method 2: Upload Google Photos Directly from App

Another way is to share the photo from the Google Photos app directly to Instagram.

For that, open the Google Photos app, select the photo you want to upload, tap the share icon and select Instagram sharing option as Instagram Chats, Instagram Feed or Instagram Stories.

This will automatically open the photo in the Instagram app, where you can add additional detail as caption, tag or others and post or share the Google photos to Instagram.

Also consider that, sometime you might not be able to use all Instagram app services properly due to slow internet connection or due to any technical issue from Instagram backend itself.

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In that case, ensure that you have good internet connection or try to switch between Wi-Fi to mobile data or vice-versa.

And go to downdetector to see any spike for Instagram app or Twitter to see if other users are also reporting any issue with Instagram app features due to any backend technical issue.

Also try to update the apps: If you are using outdated versions of the Google Photos or Instagram app then update both app to the latest available version and open Instagram app again and try to upload the Google saved photos again.

Atlast, if nothing works for you, simply restarting your mobile device can fix issues with accessing Google Photos on Instagram.

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