I'm currently storing all my photos on Google Drive/Photos (auto-upload from Android, but also manual uploads of photos taken with various cameras). While I can sync Google Drive with my MBP and add the synced folder to the OSX Photos.app, this is not an option for my iPad Air 2, as disk space is much more limited there.

Is there any way to point the photos.app to Google Drive?

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You can install the Google Photos App and access your photos from there. It works in a similar fashion as the Photos app on iOS, you see device sized photos and download only the photos you wish to copy to the Camera Roll. You can even sync your photos with drive if you like to.

  • Thank you! I'll try it out as soon as I return home. Only tried the Google Drive App so far, which is not really intended to be used for managing/viewing photos.
    – snurden
    Jun 29, 2015 at 15:51
  • It doesn't look like it's possible to use the native iOS photos app to view online Google Drive content, but the Google Photos App is a good replacement (looks basically like the web application). Thanks again!
    – snurden
    Jun 30, 2015 at 6:57

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