Another day, another update.
Dave Cohen, a Google employee, has been leading the technical advance on Google+ Photos. It looks like he’s the right man for the job as we all now have the ability to download pictures off Google Plus. Some of you might instantly hate the idea of people being able to take your personal photos but don’t fear, there is the option to make your pictures non downloadable. I personally love the idea and judging by the comments from Vic Gundotra’s share of the update, so does everyone else!
Here is how to download photos from Google+ and also how to opt out of the feature:
Navigate to the Photos tab on your Google+ profile.
Look towards the left side of the page and decide whether you want to download photos from your own albums or from other people’s circles (which you will already be looking at).
Click on a photo you wish to download, locate the Actions drop down menu towards the bottom right part of the photo and then click Download photo. It’s as simple as that!
How to Opt Out of People Downloading Your Google+ Photos
If you don’t like the idea of people downloading your Google Plus pics then an option has been included to disable this. Follow the steps to do so:
Navigate to the gear icon in the top right corner of your profile and click Google+ settings.
Simply uncheck the box as seen below and contacts will no longer be able to download your photos.
There have been some suggestions that they shouldn’t be downloadable by default anyway, what do you guys think?