Find & manage your featured Memories

Google Photos automatically organizes your photos and videos into a timeline of meaningful moments. You can customize your memories and share them with others.

Find featured memories

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the bottom, tap Photos.
  3. At the top, tap a featured memory.
    • To move to the next or previous photo: Tap or swipe right or left.
    • To skip to the next or previous memory: Swipe up or down.
    • To pause on a photo: Touch and hold it.
  4. To exit a featured memory, at the top, tap Close .

Tip: Featured memories are updated frequently. You can find some of your featured memories as albums in the Memories view.

Find Memories view

Edit your featured memories

Important: Any edits you make to a memory in the featured memories carousel will also apply to the album in your Memories view.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. In your featured memories carousel, tap a memory.
  3. At bottom, tap the album thumbnail and then More More and then Edit.
Edit a featured memory title

If you edit the title of any featured memory, the title changes in Memories view. To edit a memory’s title from your featured memories carousel:

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. In your featured memories carousel, tap a memory.
  3. At the bottom, tap More More and then Edit album title.

Share a featured memory

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap on a memory in your featured memories carousel.
  3. At the bottom, tap Share and then Share memory and then Share .
  4. Select people to share the featured memory with.
  5. Tap Send Send.

Tip: If you want to remove a photo or change the memory title before you share, click Edit.

Manage your featured memories

You can change your settings to control what appears in your featured memories carousel.

Important: Changes you make to these settings only apply to the featured memories carousel, not the Memories view. Learn how to edit your memories.

Control which memories you receive 

You can choose the types of memories you find in the featured memories carousel. When you select at least one memory type, the featured memories carousel appears above the photo grid.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap your account profile photo or initial and then Photos settings Settings.
  3. Tap Preferences and then Memories and then Featured memories.
  4. Select the types of memories you want to find.
Hide someone

Important: When you hide someone, photos that include their face won't appear in the featured memories carousel, creations, or on your search page. It may take up to 24 hours for the change to take effect.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap your account profile photo or initial and then Photos settings Settings.
  3. Tap Preferences and then Memories and then Hide people & pets.
  4. Choose who you want to hide.
    • To show someone, tap their face again.
Hide a date

Important: When you hide a date, you won't get photos taken on that date in the featured memories carousel.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap your account profile photo or initial and then Photos settings Settings.
  3. Tap Preferences and then Memories and then Hide dates.
  4. Add dates you want to hide.
    • To remove a hidden date, tap Remove Remove.
Control whether your memories contain creations

You can select which types of creations you can find in your memories.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap your account profile photo or initial and then Photos settings Settings and then Preferences.
  3. Tap Memories and then Featured memories and then Creations.
  4. Select which types of creations you want to find in your memories.
Manage your memories notifications
You control what notifications to receive when there is a new memory, or a new creation available.
 
  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap your account profile photo or initial and then Photos settings Settings.
  3. Tap Preferences and then Memories and then Notifications.
  4. Under "Memories," turn the option to receive Memories from previous years, themed memories, or creations on or off.
Hide a featured memory
  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. In your featured memories carousel, tap a memory.
  3. Tap More More and then Hide.
    • To hide a memory: Tap Remove this memory.
    • To hide a photo from a memory: Tap Remove this photo from this memory.
    • To hide a date from all memories: Tap Hide this date from all memories.
    • To hide people and pets from all memories: Tap Hide people & pets.
Create a new featured memory
When you create a new album in Memories view, the album highlight can also appear in your featured memories carousel. Learn how to edit your memories.
Change date & timestamps

When you take photos on a different device, the date displayed in Google Photos may be incorrect. If your featured memories display the wrong date, you can change the date and timestamps on the photos.

Important: When you change the date and time of your photo, Google Photos displays the updated date and time. If you share the photo to other apps or download it, the photo may show the original date and time saved by your camera.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap a memory in your featured memories carousel.
  3. At the bottom, tap More More and then View day.
  4. Tap a photo.
  5. At the top, tap More More.
  6. Next to the date & timestamp, tap Edit Edit.
  7. Select a new date and time.
  8. Tap Save.

Tips:

  • Photos taken before 4 AM are sorted into the previous day.
  • You can only change the date and timestamps in the Google Photos app for backed up photos.

Learn about creations

Creations made for you may appear in Memories view and in your featured memories carousel.

Check if something was created for you

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the bottom, tap Photos.
  3. Creations will arrive in your featured memories carousel at the top.

Save creations

You can save creations that are made for you like highlight videos or animations.

To save creations from your featured memories carousel, at the bottom, select Save. You can find saved creations in your Photos view.

Find creations you saved

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
    • In the Photos view, you can find your saved creations with other photos and videos.
  2. To search for the creations that you saved, at the bottom, tap Search .
  3. At the bottom, in the "Creations" section, tap the type of creation you want, or tap All creations.

Make creations

You can make your own collage, animation, or highlight video from your photos and videos.

To make your own creation:

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top, tap Create Create.
  3. Find options to create an Animation, Collage, or Highlight video.

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