Find my Face in photos & videos

This feature isn't available in all countries.

Allow people to find you more easily in photos and videos by turning on Find my Face. If someone you know tags you in a photo or video, you'll be able to accept or reject the name tag.

How it works

After you turn on Find my Face, Google+ uses the photos or videos that you're tagged in to create a model of your face. The model updates as tags of you are added or removed and you can delete the entire face model at any time by turning off Find my Face.

If you turn on Find my Face, we can use your face model to make it easier to find photos or videos of you. For example, we'll show a suggestion to tag you when you or someone you know looks at a photo or video that matches your face model. Name-tag suggestions by themselves don't change the sharing setting of photos, albums or videos. However, when someone approves the suggestion to add a name tag, the photo and relevant album or video are shared with the person tagged.

Google's use of your data is in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy.

Turning Find my Face on or off

Find my Face is off by default. To learn how to turn it on or off, choose how you get to Google+:

Android app
  1. Open Google+ icon the Google+ app > menu Menu icon/button > Settings.
  2. Touch the account name for which you want to change the setting.
  3. Touch Photos > tick or untick the box under FIND MY FACE.
Desktop computer
  1. Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top-left corner for the Google+ main menu.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under Photos tick the box next to Find my Face in photos and videos and prompt people I know to tag me.

iOS app
  1. Open Google+ icon the Google+ app > touch the  Menu icon >  Gear icon.
  2. Touch Camera and Photos > turn the switch next to Find My Face on or off.
Mobile web (choose this if you use Google+ on your mobile device's browser)
This setting isn't available using a mobile web browser.

If you turn off Find my Face

  • Your face model is deleted.
  • People you know will no longer be prompted to tag you.
  • Any name tags added aren't deleted. If you'd like to delete your name tags, do so in Photos of you.