Just a few days back we made a post on how to make a photo book in Photos on Mac. Today, we thought it would be nice to compose another article on how to create and buy photo book in Google Photos both on iPhone/iPad and computer.

So, if you have some awesome photos from a special vacation, party or event and wish to use them for the book, this post is for you! Using Google’s popular photos app, you will be able to create a softcover or hardcover photo book to share your memories. As of now, the app supports photo book printing only in the U.S and Canada.

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How to Create and Buy Photo Book in Google Photos on iPhone, iPad, and Computer

How to Make and Buy Photo Book in Google Photos from iPhone, iPad, and Computer

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How to Create Photo Book in Google Photos on iPhone and iPad

How to Create Photo Book in Google Photos on Computer

Create Photo Book in Google Photos on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open the Google Photos app on your iOS device and sign in to your Google Account; if you are not already.

Then, tap Menu button → Photo books → Start a book.

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Step #2. Tap Select, and then you have to select 20–100 photos.

Step #3. Tap Done.

Create A Photo Book From An Album

Step #1. Open Google Photos app and then tap on Albums at the bottom.

Step #2. Now, you need to select an album.

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Step #3. Next, tap More button.

Step #4. Tap on Create photo book.

That’s it!

You have now created the draft of your photo book. Next, you can use several editing tools to design your books before buying the book. The Drafts of your photo books will be auto-deleted after 90 days.

Edit Photo Book on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Google Photos app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, you need to tap the menu button.

Step #3. Next, tap on Photo books and then select a photo book to edit.

Change Cover Photo and Title

To add a title, you need to tap the first page and then tap on Add a title.

  • To change the cover photo: Above “Cover and spine,” simply tap the photo and then tap on Change photo.
  • To add text on the spine: Above “Cover and spine,” you need to tap the photo and tap the rectangle.

Change the Position or Layout of the Photo

  • To change the layout of your photo: Tap the photo. You can also drag the photo within to position it perfectly.
  • To add a photo, you need to tap Add photos and then select the images you want to add.
    To rearrange photos, simply drag a photo to another page.
  • To remove a photo, just touch & hold the photo and then tap Remove button.

Note: Google Photos lacks the support for adding multiple photos on one page or text. If the low-resolution warning appears, the photo may appear blurry when printed. Hence, make sure to edit photos smartly so that they look at their very best.

Pay For Photo Book from Your iPhone and iPad

Once you have created your photo book, you can easily buy it. Currently, you will be able to ship to the country you bought the photo book in. For instance, if you bought the book in Canada, it will be shipped within this country only.

Step #1. Open Google Photos → tap on menuPhoto books.

Step #2. Now, you need to select a photo book to buy. Double check the photo book to ensure it’s exactly what you want.

Step #3. Tap Cart button.

Step #4. Now, you have to select the type of book you want: 7-inch softcover, or 9-inch hardcover book.

Make sure to double check the type of book, quantity, and subtotal. Tap on Checkout. Then, you have to select or add a shipping address, shipping method, or payment method.

Step #5. Tap on Buy.

That’s it!

Now, it will take 2–3 business days to print and package it. Once the processing is complete, the package will be shipped to you.

Repurchase Photos Book in Google Photo from iDevice

Google Photos allows you to buy the same book again.

To do so,

Step #1. Open Google Photos → tap on menu button → Photo books.

Step #2. Under “Past orders,” you need to a photo book.

Step #3. Now, you have two options:

  • Tap Order again: You have the option to change the type of book, add, change, or delete photos before buying.
  • Tap More: Buy the identical book to buy the same book.

Step #4. Then, you can make changes to your book or shipping address and tap to Buy.

Check the Order status or cancel Photo Book Order in Google Photos on iPhone and iPad

You can check your order status and even be able to cancel the order within 60 minutes after buying.

Step #1. Open Google Photos → tap on menu button → Photo books.

Step #2. Under “Past orders,” select a photo book.

Step #3. To cancel an order, tap Cancel.

Archive a Photo Book Order in Google Photos on iPhone/iPad

There is also an option to archive an order. Once you have done it, you won’t be able to repurchase it.

Step #1. Open Google Photos → tap on menu button → Photo books.

Step #2. Under “Past orders,” you need to choose a photo book.

Step #3. Tap on More.

Step #4. Next, tap on Archive.

Create Photo Book in Google Photos on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser and go to photos.google.com.

Step #2. Now, sign in to your Google Account.

Step #3. On the left, click Photo books and then select Start a new book.

Step #4. Now, click Continue.

It’s time to select 20-100 photos.

Step #5. Next up, click on Done. Your photo book will now be saved automatically.

Create A Photo Book From An Album on Computer

Step #1. Head over to photos.google.com on your computer and sign in to your Google Account.

Step #2. Click on Album and select an album.

Step #3. Now, you need to click More.

Step #4. Next, click Create photo book.

You have made the draft of your photo book. The app will keep it for 90 days after that it will be automatically deleted.

Edit Photo Book in Google Photos on Computer

Step #1. Go to photos.google.com and sign in to your Google Account.

Step #2. Now, click on Photo books and select a photo book to edit.

Change Cover Photo and Title

  • To add a title: On the first page, you need to simply click Add a title.
  • To change the cover photo: On the first page, just click Change photo.
  • To add text on the spine: On the first page, left of the cover image, you need to click Add title.

Note: You must have at least 48 pages for creating softcover.

Change the Position or Layout of the Photo on Computer

  • To change the layout of your photo: you need to hover over the photo and then click the images on the side. Alternately, simply drag within the photo to position it.
  • To rearrange photos: Just drag a photo to another page. Alternately, you will be able to do it with the use of preview panel on your right.
  • To add a photo: Simply click Add photos and then choose the photos you want to use from your library.
  • To remove a photo: On the page of the photo, you need to click Remove button “X.”

Pay For Photo Book from Your Computer

Step #1. Go to photos.google.com and sign in to your Google Account.

Step #2. Click Photo books and select a photo book to buy.

Step #3. Now, click Cart.

Then, you have the option to select the type of book you wish to buy: 7-inch softcover, or 9-inch hardcover book.

You can check the type of book, quantity, and subtotal. Click Checkout.

Step #4. Next, you need to select or add a shipping address, shipping method, or payment method. Then, click Buy.

Repurchase Google Photos Book on Computer

The app allows you to buy the same book again.

Step #1. Go to photos.google.com → sign into your Google Account → click on Photo books.

Step #2. Under “Past orders,” choose a photo book.

Select your preferred option:

  • Click Order again, then change the type of book, add, change, or delete photos before buying.
  • Click More and then click Buy identical book to buy the same book.

Step #3. Then, add the correct shipping address and click on Buy.

Check the Photo Book Order Status or Cancel Order in Google Photos from Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser and visit photos.google.com and sign in to your Google Account.

Step #2. Click Photo books.

Under “Past orders,” choose a photo book.

Step #3. To cancel an order, click Cancel.

Archive Photo Book Order in Google Photos on Computer

You get the option to archive the order. If you don’t need it anymore, it’s the right option to consider.

Step #1. Visit photos.google.com on your computer and sign in to your Google Account.

Step #2. Now, click on Photo books.

Then, under “Past orders,” you have to choose a photo book.

Step #3. Click More and then select Archive.

That’s done!

Wrap up:

So, that’s how you can make your favorite photos memorable for a loving keepsake! I wish it were available everywhere in the world. Have any question or feedback? Shoot it in the comments below.

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