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Manage photos in Currents

View or Delete name tags linking to you

To see or delete name tags on photos you’re tagged in, visit the Album Archive, find the photo you want to change, and select Details Information.

You can also see anyone else who is tagged in the photo in the Album Archive.

Show where your photos were taken

Learn how to hide where photos or videos were taken using the new Google Photos. This article is for photos posted to Currents.

Show people who can see your photos where your pictures were taken by choosing to show location information.You can add locations to a photo manually or automatically, by turning on location services.

To see all your photos posted to Currents (and other Google services), you can visit the Album Archive.

  1. On your computer, open Currents.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Settings. 
  3. Under "Photos" or "Photos and Videos Shared on Currents", turn "Show geo location by default on newly shared Currents albums," on.

Download photos using Currents

Save photos and download your albums using Currents. The people you share your photos with will also be able to download your photos using Currents unless you change your settings

Download a photo

  1. On your computer, open Currents
  2. Click the photo you want to download. 
  3. At the top right of the screen, click Download .

Download one of your photo albums

  1. On your computer, open your Album Archive.
  2. Open the photo or album you want to download.
  3. At the top right, click More More and then Download album or Download photo.

Restrict others' abilities to download your photos through Currents

  1. On your computer, open Currents
  2. Click Menu Menu​ and then Settings. 
  3. Turn "Allow viewers to download my photos and videos shared on Currents" off.

Known issues

  • Photos posted by archived or suspended users are not displayed in the home stream
  • When clicking on photos posted by archived or suspended users a 404 page is displayed
  • On mobile, viewing a photo posted by an archived or suspended user results in an error message

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