Add, edit or remove a location from a photo

Your photo may have a location if:

  • Your camera’s GPS saves your location.
  • Google Photos might estimate a location using information such as your Google Location History (if turned on), which is stored in your Google Account. Check your Google Location History. You can edit or remove a location that was estimated by Google Photos.
  • You added a location.

Add a location

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

You can also edit the location of multiple photos by selecting the photos and then More More and then Edit location.

Tip: If you turn off Location History, Google Photos will stop estimating and remove all estimated locations on your photos. Learn how to turn Location History off.

Things to know about editing a location

  • You can edit a location that you’ve added or was estimated by Google Photos.
  • When you edit the location that was saved by your camera’s GPS, it will replace that location, but it won't delete it. The original location saved by your camera's GPS will only appear when you download the photo or share it to other apps. The location that you added will only be shared within Google Photos.

Share a photo with a location

These situations will only happen if you don’t stop people from seeing the location of your photos. Learn how to change your settings below.

  • If you add a location to a photo, then shared it to someone on Google Photos, you will also share the location.
  • If you share a photo with a location that was estimated by Google Photos, the location will not be shared.
  • If you changed a location that was estimated by your device, and then shared that photo on Google Photos, it will show the edited location.
  • If you changed a location that was saved by your camera’s GPS, and then shared that photo to other apps or downloaded it, it may show the original location saved by your camera’s GPS.

Stop people from seeing the location of your photos

When you share a photo using a link, the location of your photo may be shared if you added it or if it was attached to the photo by your camera’s GPS. 

Stop sharing location details

  1. On your computer go to photos.google.com/settings.
  2. Click Sharing Down arrow.
  3. Switch on Remove geolocation in items shared by link. Anything you share using a link will not have the location details.

Note:

  • If you share a photo or video differently, for example, downloading and emailing it to someone, it will still have any location that was attached by your camera’s GPS.
  • If you’ve already shared the photo or video using a link before you changed this setting, it will still show the location details.
  • Even if a photo or video has no location detail, anyone may be able to estimate the location.

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

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