Show where your photos were taken

You can show your friends where your pictures were taken by choosing to show location information. Only people who can already see your photos will be able to see the location.

The location of a photo might've been automatically added to a photo or added manually by you. If you want locations to be automatically added to your photos, make sure your device's location services are turned on.

When you upload photos in Google+, the information stored inside of your image file (EXIF metadata) for each photo is also uploaded, including location information. Click Photo details in lightbox view to see information about your photos you have uploaded.

Step 1: Turn on your mobile device's location services

Android device
  1. Go to Settings on your phone or tablet. 
  2. Touch Location > switch to ON.
iPhone or iPad
  1. Go to Settings on your phone or tablet.
  2. Touch Privacy > Location Services > switch to ON.

Step 2: Show location for new photos you upload (Computer only)

Once you've turned on location services, you can choose to automatically show location information for photos and videos you upload to Google+ in the future. Note: Even if you have this setting turned on, you can still hide location information for any of your albums (see the next section below).

  1. Go to Google+ on a computer.
  2. Place your cursor over the Google+ Home menu near the top left corner > click Settings  .
  3. In the "Photos and Videos" section, check the box next to Show geo location by default on newly shared albums.

Now people who can see your photos will also be able to see where they were taken.

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Show or hide location for albums already uploaded to Google+ (Computer only)

Even if you have the "Show geo location by default on newly shared albums" setting turned on (see above), you can still choose to hide the location for an album.

If you choose to hide the location data for one of your albums (following the instructions below), people who view that album will not be able to see the location information for the photos in that album.

  1. Open Google+ on a computer.
  2. Place your cursor over the Google+ Home menu near the top left corner > click Photos.
  3. At the top of the page, click More > Albums > the album you want to update. 
  4. Click the drop-down arrow at the top right > Sharing options.
    • To show that album's location, check the box next to Show location data. Remember, the people who view that album will also be able to see the location.
    • To hide that album's location, uncheck the box next to Show location data.

Photo details

When you upload photos in Google+, the information stored inside of your image file (EXIF metadata) for each photo is also uploaded, including location information. Click Photo details in lightbox view to see information about photos you have uploaded.

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