ImportError: No module named google.protobuf

While attempting to utilize protobuf, we received the ImportError: No module named google.protobuf in Python. This blog post will explain the error and all possible solutions for you. Let’s begin!

When Does ImportError: No module named google.protobuf Appears?

We receive the error as follows while applying protobuf in python.

ImportError: No module named google.protobuf

How To Fix It?

You may install it with pip install protobuf and execute the Python script to fix the problem. Or, you may try the second solution, which is installing it with conda install protobuf

Solution 1

If you run Anaconda, try removing other pip setups and installing conda again. It can have an issue if you own a variety of numerous setups.  Delete any previous setups, then double-check that you haven’t installed protobuf elsewhere.

Then, using your preferred manager, reinstall protobuf. Install protobuf using conda with the following command.
conda install protobuf

Solution 2

The same goes if you run pip, remove all previous setups and use pip to install it again. Eliminate any installs first, then check if you’re running protobuf elsewhere. Reinstall protobuf with your favorite manager.

You may install Google protobuf using this command then execute the Python script. It will solve the problem.
pip install protobuf

Solution 3

Use this set of commands to fix the error.

pip uninstall protobuf 
pip uninstall google 
pip install google 
pip install protobuf 
pip install google-cloud


Now you know an error such as ImportError: No module named google.protobuf can be solved with simple steps. All you have to do is try to uninstall previous versions of pip or conda, check whether you are running it elsewhere, and reinstall it with your favorite manager.

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