Method: albums.batchAddMediaItems

Adds one or more media items in a user's Google Photos library to an album. The media items and albums must have been created by the developer via the API.

Media items are added to the end of the album. If multiple media items are given, they are added in the order specified in this call.

Each album can contain up to 20,000 media items.

Only media items that are in the user's library can be added to an album. For albums that are shared, the album must either be owned by the user or the user must have joined the album as a collaborator.

Partial success is not supported. The entire request will fail if an invalid media item or album is specified.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. Identifier of the Album that the media items are added to.

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "mediaItemIds": [


Required. Identifiers of the MediaItems to be added. The maximum number of media items that can be added in one call is 50.

Response body

If successful, the response body is empty.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes: