Block & report someone in Google Photos

To stop interactions with someone, you can block their Google Account.

Block a person in a shared album

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Open an album that they've joined.
  3. In the top right, tap More More and then Options.
  4. Next to the person's name, tap More More and then Block person.

Block a person in a conversation

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap the conversation you want to open.
  3. At the top, tap the names of the people in the conversation.
  4. Next to the person you want to block, tap More Moreand then Block person.

What happens when you block someone

  • You won't be able to see each other's photos, videos, or comments in Google Photos. If they have a link to your album, they may be able to see it if they're signed out.
  • If you own the album and you block a contributor, any content they’ve added will be removed from the album.
  • If you block the owner of an album, any content you've added will be removed from the album.
  • If you block someone from an album you don’t own, you and the person you block won’t be able to see each other’s content.
  • That person will also be blocked in some other Google services, like Hangouts.
  • Learn about blocking Google Accounts.​

Find who you've blocked

You can review the accounts you’ve blocked and unblock them from your block list.

To unblock someone:

  1. On your computer, open your block list.
  2. Next to the account you want to unblock, click Remove Close.
Report offensive or unwanted photos that were sent to you

If someone uses a shareable link to send you photos or videos that you believe violate Google policies, you can report them.

Harassment, bullying, hate speech, graphic violence, sexually explicit content, or spam

  1. Open the photo or video in Google Photos.
  2. At the top right, select More More and then Report abuse. (If you can't find it, click Sign In. You need to be signed in to your Google Account to report something.)
  3. Choose the reason for your report.
  4. Select REPORT.

Image of a minor

If you are the minor in the image, or if you are the parent or guardian of the minor, you can request to restrict sharing of that image.

Report a comment

  1. Open the photo or video in Google Photos. 
  2. To report abuse:
    • From your computer:  Next to the commentor’s name and date, select the Down arrow Down arrow and then Report abuse.
    • From your mobile device:  Tap on the comment and then Report abuse.

Actions we might take

After we receive your report, we may review the offending content and take action. Actions we might take:

  • Restrict access to the offending content
  • Remove the offending content
  • Limit or terminate the violator's access to Google products

Please keep in mind that something you think is offensive may not be spam or abuse according to Google policies.

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