You no longer need to manually download your iCloud Photos collection to upload it to Google Photos. Apple has launched a new service that automates the process – all you have to do is sign in to your iCloud account on the technology giant’s Data and Privacy website. After logging in, go to “Upload a copy of your data” and then check the box next to Photos and / or videos, depending on what you want to copy over. You will then be prompted to sign in to your Google Account in order to complete the process.
Before you can use the new service, you must ensure that your Apple ID uses two-factor authentication. Also, your Google Photos account must have enough storage space, otherwise the transfer will obviously not be completed. The instructions you go through during the process will show you how big your collection is, so you get an idea of how much space you may have to free up, or whether you need access to more storage space than what the free version of Google Drive can offer.
Once the transfer is complete, you will find that the file names of the albums and videos in your Google Account start with “Copy Off”