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This page is updated with each new release of the Google Photos Library API. The changelog lists releases by date and includes any new features, bug fixes and other changes.

The documentation and guides point to the latest version to use.

September 6, 2018

Features

Notes

  • Google Photos Library API has entered the general availability. Thanks for your feedback and feature requests during the Library API developer preview period.
  • Check out the new guides for getting started with Java and PHP client libraries.
  • Sample Java and PHP code snippets have been added to the guides to demonstrate the usage of client libraries.

September 5, 2018

Features

Resolved issues

Notes

  • If you stored IDs (such as IDs for albums, media items or enrichment items) before 5 September 2018, they will no longer work as the format has changed. You will need to obtain new IDs for use in your application.
  • totalMediaItems property of the album resource renamed to mediaItemsCount.
  • The maximum value of the pageSize parameter in the mediaItems.list and mediaItems.search calls has been changed to 100. The default number of media items returned when the pageSize parameter is not specified has been changed to 25.
  • List library contents, Share media and Access media items guides updated with the excludeNonAppCreatedData filter feature released on July 31, 2018.

July 31, 2018

Features

Resolved issues

Preview release - May 8, 2018

Initial release of the Library API.

Known issues

  • GET mediaItem throws an error if the media item id it receives is for a media item that's from a shared album and isn't owned by the user.
  • The response from the batchCreate call won't return mediaMetadata or contributorInfo.
  • If the media item is a video, the batchCreate call won't return a mimeType.
  • batchCreate doesn't maintain consistent order when uploading multiple items.
  • batchCreate doesn't support ordering (adding in a position) when creating media items in a shared album as the owner of the shared album. It defaults to the end of the album.