Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu

Delete photos and videos

You can delete up to 500 photos and videos from your Google Photos library or in your SD card at a time.

Learn to free up space and delete photos from your device only

Before you delete photos and videos

Know where photos do and don't get removed. 

Photos and videos you delete are also removed from:

Photos and videos you delete are not automatically removed from:

  • Blogger
  • YouTube
  • Gmail
  • Google+

Get more time to recover deleted photos and videos

If you want time to recover deleted photos and videos, turn on back up & sync. Deleted items will stay in the trash for 60 days before they're permanently deleted.

Learn more about backing up your photos and videos.

Remove photos and videos

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Place your cursor over items you want to move to trash. At the top left, click Select . You can also select multiple items. 
  3. At the top right, click Trash .
  4. To permanently delete photos and videos, click Menu Menuand thenTrash and thenselect the photo or video and then Trash 

Restore photos & videos

If you want to get a deleted item back, learn how to restore photos and videos.

Brenna is a Google Photos expert and wrote this page. Help her improve it by leaving feedback below.

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?