Block & report someone in Google Photos

To stop interactions with someone, you can block their Google Account. Learn about blocking Google Accounts.​

Block a person in a shared album

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Open an album that they've joined.
  3. At the top, 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. On your iPhone or iPad, 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 More and then Block person.

What happens when you block someone

  • You can’t find each other's photos, videos, or comments in Google Photos. If they have a link to your album, they may be able to find it if they're signed out.
  • If you own the album and you block a contributor, their content is removed from the album.
  • If you block the owner of an album, your content is removed from the album.
  • If you block someone from an album you don’t own, you and the person you block can’t find each other’s content.
  • A person you block is also blocked in some other Google services, like Hangouts.

Find who you've blocked

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

To unblock someone on your device

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. At the top, tap your Profile photo or initial.
  4. Tap Manage your Google Account.
  5. From the “Home” tab, scroll.
  6. Tap the People & Sharing tab.
  7. Tap Blocked.
  8. Next to the blocked person’s name, tap Remove Remove.

 

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, tap More More and then Report abuse.
    • If you can't find it, tap Sign In. You need to be signed in to your Google Account to report something.
  3. Choose the reason for your report.
  4. Tap Report.

Image of a minor

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

Report a shared album

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap Sharing .
  3. Open the shared album you want to report.
  4. At the top, tap More More and then Report abuse.
  5. Choose the reason for your report.
  6. Tap Report.

If you don’t want to open the shared album, you can still report it.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap Sharing .
  3. Next to “Shared albums,” tap View all.
  4. Next to the album you want to report, tap More More and then Report abuse.
  5. Choose the reason for your report.
  6. Tap Report.

Tip: This option is only available if you haven’t opened the shared album.

Report a conversation

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap Sharing .
  3. Tap the conversation you want to report.
  4. At the top, tap More More and then Report abuse.
  5. Choose the reason for your report.
  6. Tap Report.

If you don’t want to open the conversation, you can still report it.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Tap Sharing .
  3. Next to the conversation you want to report, tap More More and then Report abuse.
  4. Choose the reason for your report.
  5. Tap Report.

Tip: This option is only available if you haven’t opened the last sent item in the conversation.

Report a comment

  1. Open the photo or video in Google Photos.
  2. Tap on the comment and then Report abuse.

Actions Google might take

When Google receives your report, we may review the content and take action. Actions we might take:

  • Restrict access to the content
  • Remove the content
  • Limit or terminate the violator's access to Google products
Keep in mind that something you think is offensive may not be spam or abuse according to Google policies.

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