Understand, find & edit your photos’ locations

You can use your photos' locations to organize, search, and explore your photos based on where they were taken.

Your photo may have a location if:

  • Your device's camera saves your location with the photo.
  • You add a location.
  • Google Photos estimates your location from information such as your Google Location History or landmarks detected in your photo.

Add a location

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo or video.
  3. Click Info Info and then Where was this taken?
  4. Add or select a location.

Edit or remove a location

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo or video.
  3. Click Info Info
  4. Next to the location, click More More and then Edit Edit.
  5. Add or select the location.
  6. To remove the location, click No location.

You can also edit the location of multiple photos: Select your photos. Click More More and then Edit location.

Share a photo with a location

If you share a photo using Google Photos, the location of your photo may be shared if you added it, changed it, or if it was estimated by your device.

The following situations happen if you don’t stop people from seeing the location of your photos

  • If you add a location to a photo, then shared it with someone on Google Photos, you'll also share the location.
  • If your device estimated a location, and you shared that photo on Google Photos, it will show the location estimated by the device.
  • If you edited a location that was estimated by your device, and then shared that photo on Google Photos, it will show the edited location.
  • If you shared a photo with a location that was estimated by Google Photos, and then shared that photo on Google Photos, the estimated location will not be shared.

Hide your photos' locations from others

  1. On your computer go to photos.google.com/settings.
  2. At the top, click Sharing sharing text bubble.
  3. Turn on Hide photo location data

New albums, links, conversations, or items you share with a partner won't have location details.

This setting won't affect shared albums or conversations that you already contributed to. This also doesn't affect photos or videos you share differently, such as when you download and email them to someone. In that case, the original location your device saved shows without any edits you made in Google Photos.

Even if you hide your photos' locations from people, they may be able to guess based on landmarks in your photo.

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