How to remove photos and videos in Photos app for macOS

Apple MacBook serves as a gathering place for your photos and videos. If you have been using your Mac for a long time, then there is a good chance that your computer is now filled with photos and videos. They may take a considerable amount of your device’s storage space, thus slowing down your machine.

Fortunately, Apple offers a perfect way to remove pictures and videos you no longer need on your Mac. All you need to do is to head to your iCloud Photo Library on your Mac and delete your old pictures.

In this guide, we are going to walk you through the steps on how to remove photos and videos in Photos app for Mac. Before we begin, make sure you now have a modern version of macOS installed on your machine (macOS Sierra or newer).

How to remove photos and videos from the Photos app for Mac

Step one: First off, launch the Photos app on your Mac and then locate all the videos and photos you wish to remove

Step two: Once you are done, perform a right-click on an image and then hit the Delete button from the list of options (alternatively, you can click on a picture you wish to remove and then press the Delete button from your keyboard)

Step three: Now just simply hit the Delete button to confirm your action.

If you want to delete an entire album, open the Photos app and select the album you wish to delete. After that, right click the album and hit Delete

Note that if you delete your pictures and videos in your iCloud Photo Library, then you will also remove them on other iCloud Photo Library-enabled devices.

How to recover deleted pictures or videos in the Photos app for Mac

If you change your mind, you can easily recover them. But you have 30 days to recover them before they are done for good. Here is how.

Step one: Open the Photos app from your home screen and then hit the Recently Deleted folder

Step two: Select all the pictures and videos you wish to recover

Step three: Now just simply hit the Recover button to complete the task.

How to permanently remove pictures and videos in the Photos app for Mac

Step one: Open the Photos app on your Mac and then hit the Recently Deleted folder

Step two: Select the Recently Deleted folder and then select the pictures and videos you wish to remove

Step three: Hit the Delete button and confirm your action.

Also read: How to reset your Dropbox passcode on Android and iPhone

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