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 Android phone or tablet, open the 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 left, tap Close .

Tip: Featured memories are updated frequently. You can save featured memories and find them later in the Memories view.

Share a featured memory

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the 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.

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 Android phone or tablet, open the Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top right, 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 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 Android phone or tablet, open the Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top right, tap your account profile photo or initial and then Photos settings Settings.
  3. Tap Preferences and then Memories and then Hide people and 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 phone or tablet, open the Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top right, 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 that 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 phone or tablet, open the Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top right, 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 the types of creations that you want to find in your memories.

Manage your memories notifications

You control what notifications you receive when there is a new memory or a new creation available.
 
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top right, 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.

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 Android phone or tablet, open the 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 movies 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 have saved

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Photos Photos.
    • 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, at the bottom, tap Search .
  3. At the bottom, in the 'Creations' section, tap the type of creation that 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 phone or tablet, open Google Photos Photos.
  2. At the bottom, tap Library and then Utilities.
  3. At the bottom, find options to create an animation, collage or highlight video.

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