I created an IFTTT applet to backup photos from my camera roll to Google Drive, which is syncing to my Mac. I created a folder action to move all files from that Google Drive folder(~/Google Drive/IFTTT) to ~/Pictures/IFTTT. The photos backup fine, but the videos aren't even detected by IFTTT.

How can I get IFTTT to backup all my photos and videos?

If not, is there an alternative to back up both my photos and videos? I only want the photos backing up to my Mac, and not the cloud as I already use Google Photos.

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    This seems to be a limitation with IFTTT. – user11633 Aug 7 '17 at 3:58
  • So the IFTTT applet copies your photos in the iOS Camera Roll to Google Drive (1), Google Drive to Google Drive for macOS (2) and from folder A to folder B using a macOS folder action (3). Is that correct? – oa- Sep 26 '17 at 13:46
  • @oa- Yes, that is correct – abc Sep 26 '17 at 14:03
  • Thanks. Which of these three steps does not copy the videos? iOS Camera Roll to Google Drive? – oa- Sep 26 '17 at 14:05
  • @oa- Yeah, IFTTT doesn't copy the videos from the iOS Camera Roll to Google Drive. – abc Sep 26 '17 at 14:15

IFTTT does not support videos with iOS Photos.

You can, however, use Dropbox for iOS on your iOS device and enable Camera Uploads (Dropbox > Settings > Camera Uploads).

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