Scandal Video Archiving Error of Google Photos


Users can download their data as backups from Google applications with the Google Takeout service. However, a problem with the Takeout service caused videos in Google Photos to be transferred to other users' archives.

Google Photoshas become an easy way to back up photos and videos of many people today and stands out as an attractive option with unlimited storage space. Unfortunately, due to an error in Google's data export service, you backed up videos may have gone to other users' accounts.

According to Twitter user Jon Oberheide, Google will be Google Takeout sent an email to users to report an issue affecting the service's data export service. The resulting error also includes Google Photos content and causes some of the videos to be viewable by other users when requesting a backup.

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In an email sent by Google to notify users of the error, "Unfortunately, during this time, some videos in Google Photos other users It was accidentally transferred to its archives. One or more videos in your Google Photos account has been affected by this issue. " The warning is included. Google added that the data downloaded during this period may include videos from other users. Users were also advised to delete their previous data and perform another export.

It's a big problem that users' videos go to other people's accounts, and the company Less than 0.01% He explained that he was affected by this problem. This seems like a small proportion, but it means 100,000 people for a service with a billion users. Google stated that after the error, the problem was solved and the photos were not affected by the error.