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List Library Contents with Google Photos API

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Create a workflow to List Library Contents with the Google Photos API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the List Library Contents action
    1. Connect your Google Photos account
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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List Library Contents on Google Photos
Description:Retrieves library contents [See the documentation](https://developers.google.com/photos/library/guides/list#listing-library-contents)


import app from "../../google_photos.app.mjs";
import utils from "../../common/utils.mjs";

export default {
  key: "google_photos-list-library-contents",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  name: "List Library Contents",
  description: "Retrieves library contents [See the documentation](https://developers.google.com/photos/library/guides/list#listing-library-contents)",
  props: {
  async run ({ $ }) {
    const resourcesStream = utils.getResourcesStream({
      resourceFn: this.app.listMediaItems,
      resourceKey: "mediaItems",
      resourceFnArgs: {
    const items = [];
    for await (const item of resourcesStream) {
    // eslint-disable-next-line multiline-ternary
    $.export("$summary", `${items.length} album${items.length == 1 ? "" : "s"} found.`);
    return items;


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
Google PhotosappappThis component uses the Google Photos app.


Google Photos uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Photos account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Photos and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Photos API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:


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