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I want to merge faces together which are the same person
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Hi, It was doing that a while ago flawlessly, and now its not asking me. Instead it is creating 2 entries with exactly same names. There is no way to force a merge too. I cleared cache, uninstalled google photos, installed it again and refreshed..... but in vain. Oneplus 2 on Oreo.
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It did work. Just need to pay attention to not only select the name (from contacts probably) but the one with the same cover photo..
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But what if it's not showing the same name with cover photo? How long should I wait?
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IT'S NOT MERGING, IT ADDS AS A NEW FACE
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Yes, this feature has stopped working.  As you start to type in the name of an existing person, the only suggestions that come up are from the Contacts list.  I remember when this did work, names which were already in "People and Pets" would show up in suggestions in blue.  You would just tap that name, it would ask you to confirm its the same person and that would be that.  Not any more though, completely broken.

I see Google have been all over this problem though since is was reported, so I'm sure it'll be fixed really soon.
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Still not working, even when consecutively naming 2 different face groups of the same person with the same name.
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Still broken.  The duplicate faces continue to mount up in my 'People and Pets' section.  When trying to add a name for a duplicate, none of the existing names are offered to merge with.  When typing a name, the only suggestions are from the phone's contacts list.  If I enter a name of an existing face anyway, I just get a second entry with that name.

Please fix this!
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A little late to the game. Yes, same problem. Merging same person with multiple "faces" used to work flawlessly. Glad Google is " on it". 
Part 2. Disappearing albums. Sorted and titled albums grow well for a few months....then on a random day most vanish, some get scrambled (albums switch titles), and then goes back to working....but the lost albums stay lost. Does archiving photos cause this?
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I can't find a way to join the two thumbnails of the same person after several hours of trying... :-( 

No 'Add Name' shows up anywhere... clicking on the thumbnail just goes to an album..
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Merging is not working. My daughter has 3 different groupings now, all with the same name.
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Same here. I have multiple faces of the same person and I can't seem to merge them.
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Just updated to official Android 10 on my Pixel 3 XL with latest Google Photos and I suddenly got this issue, but just for my own face and only 1 photo.. Weird
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It was working perfectly for years but stopped about two weeks ago. I can no longer merge any new pictures.
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It stopped working for me a few days ago. It had been working flawlessly for years.
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It was working correctly for me for years.  After upgrading to Android 10 on a Pixel 2XL it stopped merging.

Edit: Ummm.. so I rebooted my phone and I was able to merge the 2 people that are supposed to be 1.
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Seems to have stopped working with latest ios update
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Same here. But not for all people. I can merge some people and cannot merge others. No indication as to why. Does not wrok on desktop or android.
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Same here, this used to work just like the top comments say but now it creates to groups regardless of what you pick
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same here help
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"I'd like to merge without have to put the name. I don't want to give such information to Google."
I therefore decided to just type a name (first name only for most of them), thus avoiding to link the photos to an account.
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