Hi @JoshKing1 -- Thanks for posting this question. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, Google Drive and Google Photos are not structured to be services that host static images for use in third party websites, like a StoryMap.
While you can share images stored in these services, the type of sharing that's possible is a specific, controlled experience with its own web page; it's not a simple static URL that links directly to the image file that can be reliably referenced from other web pages.
There are some articles online about how to manually hack together a URL that "works" for this purpose, but that is not a persistent or stable solution that we would be able to successfully implement in a product like ArcGIS StoryMaps. It's possible that our development team could build a direct integration with these services, but this would not be a trivial amount of effort and we'd need to look into the terms of service to see if this would be allowed.
I'll move this post to the ideas board so others can vote for it, and if there are sufficient votes for us to prioritize this request we can spend some more time looking into the feasibility.
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