Watch & manage your Memories

Memories are collections of some of your best photos and videos whether from previous years or recent weeks.

View your Memories

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Your memories appear in a carousel at the top of your home screen.
    • To find more memories, click the arrows in the carousel at the top.
    • To open a memory, click on any one of them.

Change your settings

Control which Memories you receive

You can select the types of Memories you want to appear above your photo grid. When at least one memory type is selected, the Memories carousel appears above the photo grid.
  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings and scroll to "Memories."
  3. Under "Featured memories," select the type of memories you want to find.

Hide someone

Important: When you hide someone, you won’t get their face in memories, creations, or on your search page.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings and scroll to "Memories."
  3. Select Hide people & pets.
  4. Choose the photos of people or pets you want to hide.
    • To show someone, select their face again.

Hide a date

Important: When you hide a date, you won’t get photos taken on that date in your new memories.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings and scroll to "Memories."
  3. Select Hide dates.
  4. Add the date of the photos you want to hide.
    • To remove a hidden date, select Remove Remove.

Control whether your Memories contain creations

You can select which types of creations you can find in your memories.
  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click Settings and scroll to "Memories."
  3. Under "Advanced," select which types of creations you want to find in your memories.

Creations

Creations made for you appear in your Memories carousel. You may find a color pop appear in “Recent highlights” or a “They grow up so fast” movie as a standalone memory. You can also make your own creations such as a collage, animation, or movie.

Check if something was created for you

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. When you click into a memory, creations that were auto-generated appear.

Save Creations

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

To save creations from your Memories carousel, at the bottom of the creation, select Save. Saved creations appear in your photos view.

Find Creations you saved

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
    • In the Photos tab, your saved creations appear with other photos and videos.
  2. To search for the creations you saved, click Explore.
  3. At the bottom, in the "Creations" section, click the type of creation you want, or click Saved creations.

Make Creations

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

To make your own creation:

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. On the right, click Utilities.
  3. Under “Utilities,” find options to create an Animation, Collage, or Movie.

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