this Xiaomi may discontinue Xiaomi Cloud’s Gallery Sync feature. Although the company did not make the news official, developer Kacper Skrzypek discovered the information in the announcement draft in the code of the MIUI interface.

little known, Gallery Sync offers Xiaomi device owners 5GB of free cloud storage for photos and videos. Also, there is a paid option with more space for users.

The sketch found by Skrzypek has a field that needs to be filled with the end date of the feature. The service will be discontinued in 2022, although a specific day and month has not been announced..

Export to Google Photos

According to the information, users using the Gallery Sync features, import photos and videos to Google Photos. It will also be possible to download a copy of the files to a physical device.

Apparently, the option to switch to Google Photos and download Files hosted in the cloud will be available through 2023. After this period, the brand will permanently delete the content.

Xiaomi has prepared a tutorial showing how to transfer photos and videos to Google Photos account:

  • Go to Gallery Sync and click “Move to Google Photos”;
  • Select the Google account to which you want to send the files;
  • Accept relevant permissions;
  • Choose the limited trial or upgrade to Google One if you need more space during your migration.
  • Return to Gallery Sync and monitor the migration status.

Other Xiaomi Cloud services – syncing and backing up contacts and messages – will remain active. Supposedly, Gallery Sync is supposed to be a China-only feature, and subscribers in other regions will be refunded.

Source: Tec Mundo

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