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Create and edit photo albums

You can create, edit, and add things like maps and text in your photo albums. 

Create a new album

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Touch and hold a photo, and then select the photos you want in your new album. 
  4. At the top, tap Add Add.
  5. Select Album
  6. Optional: Add a title to your new album. 
  7. Tap Done Done

Change how your album looks

Change your cover photo

Change the photo that's shown on the front of your album.

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. Open the photo you want to use.
  5. At the top right, tap More   and then  Use as album cover.

Change the title of an album

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. Tap the title, then type a new title.

Change items in your album

Move items around

You can re-order photos, videos, text, and locations by dragging them.

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. At the top right, tap More   and then Edit album.
  5. Drag items to move them.

Add, upload, or remove photos and videos

Add photos

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. At the top right, tap Add to album Add to album.
  5. Select the items you want to add.
  6. At the top right, tap Done.

Remove photos

  1. Open the album.
  2. At the top right, tap More   and then Edit album.
  3. On items you want to remove, tap Remove Remove. Photos and videos you remove from albums will still be in your Google Photos library unless you delete them from the main “Photos” section.

Add maps and locations

Add locations

You can add locations and maps to albums you create. If you share the album, these will be included.

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. At the top right, tap More   and then Edit album.
  5. Tap Location  .
  6. Decide if you want:
    • Location: The name of one location.
    • Map: A map showing where you traveled.
    • All suggested locations: Locations and maps suggested by Google Photos.
  7. Tap Done 
  8. To move a location within the album, tap More   and then Edit album and then drag it to the photo it belongs.

Remove locations

  1. Open the album.
  2. At the top right, tap More   and then Edit album.
  3. On items you want to remove, tap Remove  Remove.

Add or change text

Add text

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. At the top right, tap More   and then Edit album.
  5. Tap Text .
  6. Add text and tap Done.
  7. To move a text box, tap More   and then Edit album and then drag the box to another place.

Change or delete text

  1. Open the album.
  2. At the top right, tap More   and then Edit album.
    • Edit text: Tap the text, then change it.
    • Delete text: Tap Remove  Remove.

Delete an album

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. Sign in to your Google Account. 
  3. Open the album.
  4. At the top right, tap More   and then Delete album. Photos and videos in the album will still be in your Google Photos library unless you delete them from the main “Photos” section.

What you can do if you didn't create the album

  • Only the person who created the album will be able to make these changes to it.
  • If you're a collaborator on an album but didn't create it, you can only add photos and videos.

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