Dropbox and Flickr

Gather copies photos as-is.

Dropbox pro tip: Be sure to accept all of your shared folder invitations. Photos located in shared folders where you have not accepted the invitation will not be available for you to copy.

Facebook

Gather copies the highest quality photo available via the Facebook API along with any captions you may have added.

Gather will include 1) the date you posted the photo on Facebook and 2) the location if you mentioned a place in the Facebook post when adding each photo to Google Photos. You can manually edit the date and location for a photo in Google Photos as needed.

Gather is not allowed to access Facebook photos that you are tagged in that have been uploaded by your friends and family. This is Facebook's rule and is a fairly recent change made to better protect the privacy of your data on their platform.

Instagram

Gather copies the highest quality photo available via the Instagram API along with any captions you may have added. Gather is only allowed to access photos that are uploaded by you.

Gather will include 1) the date you posted the photo on Instagram and 2) the location if available when adding each photo to Google Photos. You can manually edit the date and location for a photo in Google Photos as needed.

Gather is not allowed to access Instagram photos that you are tagged in that have been uploaded by your friends and family. This is Instagram's rule and is a fairly recent change made to better protect the privacy of your data on their platform.

iCloud

Currently, Apple does not provide a way for web apps like Gather to access your iCloud photo library. We will continue to closely monitor this to determine if we can offer features for iCloud in the future.

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