Due to popularity of the feature, Google has kept automatic syncing between Google Drive and Google Photos alive for a long time. However, the search engine giant considers using both of the services at the same time can be confusing. In order to simplify the process of managing your files, Google is set to discontinue automatic sync between these two services starting from July.
Right now, if you are using both products, you can go to your Google Drive settings to view uploaded photos without any problem. However, starting from next month, Google will no longer provide automatic syncing between these two apps. As a result, your new contents in one service won’t appear in the other one. While we will have to see how users respond to this change, it’s likely that the upcoming changes will disrupt workflow for a while if you are used to the current process.
However, you should note that Google’s Backup and Sync app will still be able to upload images to both platforms. As a result, you will need to install this app in case you want to keep the automatic syncing available after Google introduces the changes in July.