Dropbox and Flickr

Gather copies photos/videos as-is.

Dropbox pro tip: Be sure to accept all of your shared folder invitations. Photos/videos 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/video available via the Facebook API along with any captions you may have added.

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

Gather is not allowed to access Facebook photos/videos 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/video available via the Instagram API along with any captions you may have added. Gather is only allowed to access photos/videos that are uploaded by you.

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

Gather is not allowed to access Instagram photos/videos 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/video library. We will continue to closely monitor this to determine if we can offer features for iCloud in the future.

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