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Find your videos: Google Photos, Google+, Google Drive (and YouTube)

If you've been uploading your videos to Google Photos, Google+ or Google Drive, you may be wondering how you can find them, short of scrolling through your entire list of uploads. Fortunately there are shortcuts to see all your video uploads together.

July 29 2015: Google+ Photos has been retired.
August 1, 2016: Picasa Web Albums retired. All albums can be accessed in the new Google Album Archive.

Note that you can find images & videos uploaded to Google Photos in your Google Drive, and images & videos uploaded to Google Drive in Google Photos. Learn more in the Google Drive Help Center.

How to find your video uploads:

 Google Photos: Find your Videos

You can get to your videos in Google Photos on a desktop computer or in the mobile app by opening search, scrolling down to the bottom of the page (or screen), then clicking the Videos icon.

Desktop: Google Photos



1. Open Google Photos at photos.google.com

2. Click the search box at the top of the screen



That will open the Photo search page at photos.google.com/search 

3. Scroll down the search page



4. Click "Videos"  (Note: if you only want to see videos created in or by Google Photos, click "Movies")

5. All your videos will open on one page.

Bookmark this link to videos in Google Photos: https://photos.google.com/search/_tv_

6. Return to your photos by the back arrow in the upper left corner




Find your videos on desktop: Google Photos - Google Drive - YouTube

Mobile (Android): Google Photos app

1. Open the Google Photos app

2. Tap the search icon

3. Scroll to the bottom of the search screen to "Types"

4. Tap the Video icon

Find you videos on your mobile device:  
Google Photos app - Google Drive app - YouTube app



Google+ Photos: Find your videos

Note: Google+ Photos was retired  in July 2015. All photos and videos uploaded to Google+ can be found in your Album Archive. 

Learn more about how to use the Album Archive.

Find your videos on desktop: Google Photos - Google Drive - YouTube



Picasa Web Albums: Find your videos


Picasa Web Albums was retired in August 2016. All photos and videos are now available in your Google Account's Album Archive.

Learn more about how to use the Album Archive.


Google Drive: Find your videos


Google Drive lets you access both your Google Photos and photo or video files uploaded directly to Drive. Files are organized by date in folders, and albums are not accessible.

Desktop: Google Drive


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1. Open Google Drive at drive.google.com

2. Click the down arrow on the right side search box




3. Next to Type select Video  






Or enter type:video in the search bar

Bookmark this link to videos in Google Drive: drive.google.com/drive/search?q=type:video

4. You will see the search results either as a list or as a grid. You can switch the view type by clicking the grid or list icon on the upper right.



Find your videos on desktop: Google Photos Google Drive - YouTube

Mobile (Android): Google Drive app


1. Open the Google Drive app

2. Tap the Search Bar at top

3. Under File types tap Videos

4. You will see the search results as either a list or grid. You can switch between the views by tapping the grid or list view icon on the upper right.

Find you videos on your mobile device:  
Google Photos app  - Google Drive app - YouTube app



YouTube: Find your videos


Your YouTube video uploads are listed in your channel's Video Manager. YouTube does not show videos uploaded to Google Photos, Google+ Photos or Google Drive. You can import your videos from Google Photos to YouTube to add them to your channel's videos.

Desktop: YouTube

1. Sign in to YouTube at www.youtube.com

If you are not signed in with the correct channel identity, click your channel icon on the upper right and select the correct channel from the list or change at www.youtube.com/channel_switcher

2. Click your avatar in the upper right corner



3. Click "Creator Studio" which opens www.youtube.com/dashboard



4. Click "Video manager" in the left menu

Bookmark this link to your YouTube Video Manager: www.youtube.com/my_videos

5. All your YouTube video uploads are listed in your Video Manager, where you can publish, delete, edit and monetize the videos.



Find your videos on desktop: Google Photos - Google Drive - YouTube

Mobile (Android): YouTube app


1.  Open the YouTube app

2. Tap the person icon on the upper right That will open your channel navigation options.

3. Tap Uploads

4. YouTube will display all your video uploads.

Find you videos on your mobile device:  
Google Photos app - Google Drive app - YouTube app

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Updated March 2017 with new screenshots.

Posted by Peggy K

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