Manage your photos with Gallery

Gallery is an offline photo gallery. You can use it to edit, find, and manage photos without being connected to the Internet. Gallery also works with SD cards on Android devices. 

Tip: Gallery is available on Android devices. 

Download Gallery

To get Gallery, download and install the app

Find your photos from other apps & SD cards

You can find photos and videos on your phone and SD cards in Gallery: 

  • Photos: To find all your photos and videos in one place, tap Photos Photos.
  • Folders: To find photos and videos organized by individual apps and SD cards, tap Folders Folders

Tip: You can stop WhatsApp from adding media to your phone gallery. Learn how to turn it off in WhatsApp

Find photos of a person or thing

You can search for photos and videos that have been automatically grouped together by Gallery.

Important: Face groups aren't available in all countries or regions.

  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap Photos Photos.
  3. At the top, tap one of the groups.
  4. Find the photo or video you are looking for.

Tip: If you don’t find any groups, Gallery might not have grouped your photos yet. To let Gallery automatically group your photos, leave your phone plugged in overnight.

Change & create folders

To organize your photos and videos into new folders: 

  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap Folders Folders and then More  and then New folder
  3. Enter the name of your new folder. 
  4. Choose where you want your folder. 
    • SD card: Creates a folder in your SD card. 
    • Internal storage: Creates a folder on your phone. 
  5. Tap Create.
  6. Select your photos.
  7. Tap Move or Copy.

Move your photos to an SD card

  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Press and hold the photo or video you want to move. 
  3. At the top right, tap More  and then Move to folder.
  4. Select the SD card folder you want to move your photos or videos to.

Tip: To select multiple photos or videos, tap Photos Photos and then More . Tap Select items and choose the photos and videos you want to move. Or, tap Select all to choose everything.

Share photos & videos 

  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap a photo or video you want to share. 
  3. At the bottom, tap Share Share.
  4. Select the app you want to use to share the photo or video.

Edit & delete photos & videos

Automatically enhance your photos
  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap the photo you want to enhance.
  3. At the bottom, tap Auto Auto.
  4. Tap Replace

Tip: When you tap Replace, the automatically enhanced version replaces your original photo. This can’t be undone. 

Edit your photos
  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap the photo you want to edit.
  3. At the bottom, tap Edit Edit
  4. Edit your photo. You can rotate, crop, and choose filters. 
  5. At the top right, tap Save copy
Tip: Your edits will be saved as a separate photo and the original will still be available in your gallery.

To crop a photo:

  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap the photo you want to edit.
  3. At the bottom, tap Edit Edit and then Crop Crop.
  4. Drag the edges of the photo inward using two fingers.
  5. At the top right, tap Save copy.
Tip: Your edited photo will be saved as a separate photo and the original will still be available in your gallery.
Edit your videos

To trim a video:

  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap the video you want to edit.
  3. At the bottom, tap Edit Edit.
  4. Tap the slider below the video.
  5. To change the video length, move the slider left and right.
    • To change the video length in accessibility mode, press the volume up or volume down buttons.
  6. At the top right, tap Save copy.
Tip: Your edited video will be saved as a separate video and the original will still be available in your gallery.
Move your photos to trash
  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap the photo you want to delete. 
  3. At the bottom, tap Delete Remove photo and then Move
Move a folder to trash
You can move a folder and all of its contents to trash.
  1. On your Android phone, open Gallery .
  2. Tap the folder you want.
  3. At the top, tap More More.
  4. Tap Move folder to trash.
Important:
  • When you move a folder to trash, its photos and videos will be added individually and not together in the original folder.
  • If you move a folder to trash and restore items that were in that folder, Gallery will recreate the folder or it will create a "Gallery Restored" folder and restore the items there.
  • If you move a folder to trash that contains items that aren't photos or videos, you can still find the folder and those items on your device in the file manager.
How trash works
Items you move to trash will be stored for 30 days and then permanently deleted. You can restore items from trash to their former locations or permanently delete them within 30 days.
Important: You can't add items to trash if it's full or if your device is low on space.

Turn face grouping on and off 

  1. On your Android phone or device, open Gallery
  2. At the top right, tap More  and then Settings
  3. Turn on Group similar faces.
Learn about face groups
Gallery creates models of the faces in your photos to group similar faces together. Face groups are private and are not shared when you share photos. 
To delete your models, turn off face grouping. 
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