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Label your face group

When you label your face group as “me”, you:

  • Get more personalized creations. For example, a movie that has photos of you.
  • Get personalized search. You can search “me” to easily find photos of yourself.
  • Let your contacts get suggestions to share with you. When your contacts take photos of you, they'll get a suggestion to share photos they have of you with you.

You can only do this if you have face grouping turned on. Learn more about face grouping.

Confirm your face group and let your contacts get suggestions to share photos with you

If you select your “me” face label, you let the Google Photos app on your contacts' devices recognize your face. Then, Google Photos can send them suggestions to share photos they have of you with you.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. Click Menu Menuand then Settings.
  3. Next to "Group similar faces," click the Down arrow Down Arrow
  4. If you haven’t already, turn on Face grouping.
  5. Under "No face labeled as Me,” click Choose.
  6. Select your face. Click Ok. This will automatically turn on “Allow contacts to recognize your face.”

Who can get suggestions to share photos with you

  • Contacts that you’ve interacted with in Google Photos or Gmail may get a suggestion to share photos they have of you with you.
  • If you interact with new contacts via Google Photos shared albums or Gmail, these new contacts may get a suggestion to share photos with you.
  • If you delete shared albums or emails with some contacts, they may no longer get suggestions to share with you.

To check which contacts may currently get suggestions, go to photos.google.com/settings/contacts.

If you don’t want someone to get suggestions, you can block them. Learn how to block someone.

Things to know

If you label your “Me” face group and let your contacts recognize your face in photos:

  • You let your contacts get suggestions to send photos of you to you, but you won’t be publicly tagged in photos. Public tagging is not available on Google Photos.
  • Your contacts may get a suggestion to share, but they can choose if they want to share with you.

Change or remove the “me” face label

If you select the wrong face, you can change the “me” face label to the right face. You can also remove your face group, but you’ll get fewer personalized creations and your contacts won’t be able to automatically recognize your face in photos.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. Click Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Next to "Group similar faces," click the Down arrow Down Arrow
  4. Click Face labeled as me.
  5. Select a face to confirm the correct face group, or click Remove and then Remove label.

Stop letting contacts get suggestions to share photos with you

Your contacts won’t be able to get suggestions to share photos of you with you, but you’ll still get personalized movies and animations.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com
  2. Click Menu Menuand thenSettings.
  3. Next to "Group similar faces," click the Down arrow Down Arrow
  4. Turn off Allow contacts to recognize your face.

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

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