Find and manage your featured memories

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

Find featured memories

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. At the top of Photos view, in a carousel, you can find featured memories.
    • To find more memories, click the arrow .
  4. To open a featured memory, click it.
  5. To exit a featured memory, at the top, click Close .

Tip: Featured memories are updated frequently. You can find and edit some of your featured memories as albums in Memories view on your mobile device.

Share a featured memory

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. At the top, click a memory in your featured memories carousel.
  3. At the top, click Share and then Share memory and then Share .
  4. Select people to share the memory with and then 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 that you make to these settings only apply to the featured memories carousel, not the Memories view. Learn how to edit your memories.

Control the memories that you receive

You can choose the types of memories that 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 computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top, click Settings .
  3. Next to 'Memories', click Expand Down arrow.
  4. Under 'Featured memories', select the type of memories that 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 computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top, click Settings .
  3. Scroll to 'Memories'.
  4. Select Hide people and pets.
  5. Choose the photos of people or pets that 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 the featured memories carousel.

  1. On your computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the top, click Settings .
  3. Scroll to 'Memories'.
  4. Select Hide dates.
  5. Add the date of the photos that 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, click Settings .
  3. Scroll to 'Memories'.
  4. Under 'Featured memories', select the types of creations that you want to find in your memories.
Hide a featured memory
  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. In your featured memories carousel, click a memory.
  3. Click More More and then Remove memory and then Remove.
Change date and timestamp

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 computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. At the top, click a memory in your featured memories carousel.
  3. To find the photos in the memory, click the down arrow Down arrow.
  4. Hover over a photo or video.
  5. Click Select Select.
    • To update more than one item at once, select multiple photos or videos.
  6. At the top, click More More and then Edit date and time.
    • If you select more than one item:
      • To update the date and time for the first item: Click Shift dates and times. The date and time for the other items will automatically shift in a relative manner.
      • To set the same date and time for all of the items that you select: Click Set one date and time.
  7. To finish, follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip: Photos taken before 4.00 a.m. are sorted into the previous day.

Learn about creations

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

Check whether something has been 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 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 that you saved

  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
    • In the Photos view, you can find your saved creations with other photos and videos.
  2. To search for the creations that you've saved, click Explore.
  3. At the bottom, in the 'Creations' section, click the type of creation that you want, or click Saved 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 computer, open photos.google.com.
  2. At the right, click Utilities.
  3. Under 'Utilities', find options to create an Animation, Collage or Movie.

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