Google Photos

The Google Photos modules enable you to create, list, retrieve, share and unshare albums and monitor, retrieve, download or upload media in your Google Photos.

Getting Started with Google Photos

Prerequisites

  • A Google account

In order to use Google Photos with Integromat, it is necessary to have a Google account. If you do not have one, you can create a Google account at photos.google.com.

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Integromat scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Google Photos to Integromat

To connect your Google Photos account to Integromat follow the general instructions for Connecting to services.

After you click the Continue button, Integromat will redirect you to the Google Photos website where you will be prompted to grant Integromat access to your account.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Allow button.

Album

List Albums

Retrieves album from your Google Photos.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Retrieve only albums created using API If this option is enabled, only albums that were created by (any) API will be returned.
Limit Set the maximum number of albums Integromat will return during one execution cycle.

Get an Album

Retrieves album details.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Album ID Enter (map) or select the album you want to retrieve details about.

Create an Album

Creates a new empty album.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Title Enter the name for the new album.

Share an Album

Marks an album as shared and accessible to other users.

This action can only be performed on albums that were created via the API (using Integromat).
Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Album ID Select or map the album you want to share. Only albums created using API are available.
Collaborative Enable this option to allow users who have joined the album to add media items to it.
Commentable Enable this option to allow the owner and the users who have joined the album to add comments to the album. 

Unshare an Album

Marks a via API shared album as private.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Album ID Select or map the album you want to unshare. Only albums created and shared using API are available.

Media

Watch Media Items

Retrieves media details when new media are added to an album.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Album Select the album you want to watch for new media. If no album is selected, all albums will be monitored.
Limit Set the maximum number of media Integromat will return during one execution cycle.

List Media Items

Retrieves media from the specified album.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Album ID Select or map the album you want to retrieve media from. If no album is selected, all media in your account will be retrieved.
Limit Set the maximum number of media Integromat will return during one execution cycle.

Get a Media Item

Retrieves details of a specified media.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Media Item ID Select or map the ID of the media you want to retrieve details about.

Download a Media File

Downloads a file from the Base URL provided by the Watch Media Items, List Media Items, or Get a Media Item modules.

Base URL Map the Base URL from the previous module.

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Uploads a file to an album.

Files can be uploaded only to the albums that were created using Integromat (or via another API).

 The maximum file sizes and other useful information can be found in the Google Photos Documentation for Uploading Media.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
Source File Map the file you want to upload from the previous module (e.g. HTTP > Get a File or Dropbox > Get a file).
Description Enter the description for the media.
Album Select the album you want to upload the media to. The album must be created by Integromat (or via another API).

Make an API Call

Allows you to perform a custom API call.

Connection Establish a connection to your Google account.
URL

Enter a path relative to https://photoslibrary.googleapis.com.
E.g./v1/albums

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Photos Library API Documentation.
Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET
to retrieve information for an entry.

POST
to create a new entry.

PUT
to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH
to make a partial entry update.

DELETE
to delete an entry.

Headers Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.
Query String Enter the request query string.
Body Enter the body content for your API call.

Example of Use - List Albums

The following API call returns the all albums in your Google Photos:

URL:
/v1/albums

Method:
GET

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The results can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > albums
In our example, 10 tickets were returned:

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