Google has apologised for a “technical issue” that saw it upload personal videos to the archives of strangers.

“Between November 21, 2019, and November 25, 2019, our records show you requested a Google ‘download your data’ export, which included Google Photos content,” the company wrote in an email to affected users.

“Unfortunately, during this time, some videos in Google Photos were incorrectly exported to unrelated user's archives.

“One or more videos in your Google Photos account was affected by this issue.”

The company said the issue has been resolved.

Google also said those who exported someone else’s videos will have to delete them.

“We recommend you perform another export of your content and delete your prior export at this time,” Google suggested.

The company claims that less than 0.01 per cent of its 1 billion Google Photos users were affected.