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Photos in Google+

Learn how to hide where photos or videos were taken using the new Google Photos. This article is for photos posted to Google+.

View or Delete name tags linking to you

To see or delete name tags on photos you’re tagged in, visit the Album Archive and click or tap the Details icon for the photo you wish to change.

You can also see anyone else who is tagged in the photo in the Album Archive.

Show where your photos were taken

Show people who can see your photos where your pictures were taken by choosing to show location information.You can add locations to a photo manually or automatically, by turning on location services.

Click Photo details in lightbox view to see details, like location information, about image files you have uploaded.

To see all your photos posted to Google+ (and other Google services), you can visit the Album Archive.

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

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 Google+ albums.

Show or hide location for albums already uploaded to Google+

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.
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