Organize photos in Google Photos

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Organize photos in Google Photos
Organize photos in Google Photos
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You can use albums to organize your photos in Google Photos. Albums are like storage boxes for your photos - you can sort them into albums based on the criteria you choose. You will also have the chance to add, remove or edit photos from an album whenever you want. Learn how to create and manage albums in Google Photos and how to rearrange the order of your photos outside the albums.

Steps

Method 1 of 6: Creating an album

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Step 1. Open the Google Photos app or go to

Try organizing your photos and videos into albums to organize them. You can do this in the Google Photos app or in a browser.

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Step 2. Create a new album

The steps differ slightly depending on your device:

  • Mobile: Press the ⁝ icon and select 'Album'. Now you will be presented with a list of all your photos, all with circles in the top left corners.
  • Internet: Click the + symbol next to the search bar and select 'Album'. Your photos will appear, all with circles in the top left corners.
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Step 3. Click or press the circle to select a photo

This will add the photo to the album. You can select as many photos as you want.

See Add photos to an album to learn how to add additional photos later

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Step 4. Press 'Create' (mobile) or click 'Next' (Internet)

Now you will see a text field with 'Untitled' above the contents of the album.

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Step 5. Enter a name for the album

You can name the album whatever you want. No one will see the name unless you use Google Photos' sharing tools to share things with others.

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Step 6. Click or press the text tool (T) to enter a description

It's in the top right corner of the screen. Just like an album title, no one but you will see the description.

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Step 7. Click or press the check mark to save

Your album is now live.

To see a list of all your albums the next time you sign in, click or press the Albums icon (at the bottom of the app and on the left of the website). This icon resembles a square with a bookmark at the top right

Method 2 of 6: Add photos to an album

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Step #1. Open Google Photos

You can use this method for the app on a mobile device as well as for

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Step 2. Click or press the Albums icon

It's at the bottom of the mobile app or on the left of the website. The icon resembles a square with a bookmark at the top right. Once you click or tap on it, a list of your albums will appear.

If you don't see any albums, you will have to create an album first

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Step 3. Click or press an album to edit it

The current contents of the album will be displayed.

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Step 4. Click or press the Add Photo icon

It's at the top right of your screen and looks like a photo with a plus sign. Now you will see a list of your photos (outside the album), all with a circle in the top left corner.

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Step 5. Click or press to select a photo

When you select a photo, the circle in the top left corner will turn into a checkmark. All photos with check marks will be added to the album. You can select as many photos as you want.

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Step 6. Click or press 'Done' at the top right corner of the screen

The photos you selected will now be added to your album.

Method 3 of 6: Rearrange photos in an album

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Step #1. Open Google Photos

You can easily rearrange the photos in an album using the mobile app or at

To rearrange photos that are not in an album, see Rearranging photos by date and time

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Step 2. Click or press the Albums icon

It's at the bottom of the mobile app or on the left of the website. This icon resembles a square with a bookmark at the top right. Once clicked or pressed, a list of your albums will appear.

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Step 3. Select an album to manage

The contents of the album will appear.

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Step 4. Click or press the ⁝ menu in the top right corner of both the website and mobile app

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Step 5. Select 'Edit Album'

The album is now in edit mode and you can tell by the edit icon in the top right corner of the screen.

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Step 6. Drag a photo to move it

You can drag the photo as far up or down as you want. When you've found a good place for your photo, release the mouse (or your finger on the screen) to place it there.

You can drag as many photos as you want, but you will have to drag them all individually

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Step 7. Click or press the check mark to save

The photos are now in the order you chose.

Method 4 of 6: Remove photos from an album

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Step #1. Open Google Photos

You can remove a photo from the album (without deleting it) using the mobile app or at

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Step 2. Click or press the Albums icon

It's at the bottom of the mobile app or on the left of the website. This icon resembles a square with a bookmark at the top right. Once clicked or pressed, a list of your albums will appear.

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Step 3. Select an album to manage

The contents of the album will appear.

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Step 4. Click on the ⁝ menu in the top right corner of both the website and mobile app

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Step 5. Select 'Edit Album'

The album is now in edit mode and you can tell by the edit icon in the top right corner of the screen. You will also see a small X in the top left corner of each photo.

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Step 6. Click or press the X to delete a photo

The photo will be removed from the album. You will still be able to find the photo in your main photo list when you open Google Photos.

Method 5 of 6: Delete an album

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Step 1. Open the Google Photos app or go to

If you no longer need an album, you can safely delete it without deleting the photos it contains. Start by launching the app on your mobile device or by visiting Google Photos in a browser.

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Step 2. Click or press the Albums icon

It's at the bottom of the mobile app or on the left of the website. This icon resembles a square with a bookmark at the top right. Once clicked or pressed, a list of your albums will appear.

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Step 3. Select an album to manage

The contents of the album will appear.

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Step 4. Click or press the ⁝ menu in the top right corner of both the website and mobile app

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Step 5. Select 'Delete Album'

A confirmation pop-up will appear notifying you that deleting an album cannot be undone. Remember, the photos in the album won't be deleted - just the folder they're in.

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Step 6. Click or press 'Remove'

The album will now be removed from the album list.

Method 6 of 6: Rearrange photos by date and time

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Step 1. Open http://photos.google.com in a browser

When you access your photos, you will definitely notice that they are arranged in date and time order. You can change the order of these photos by changing the dates and times. You will need to have access to a computer for this.

  • To rearrange photos in an album instead, see Rearranging photos in an album.
  • If you're not already signed in to Google Photos, do so now.
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Step 2. Hover the mouse cursor over a photo

A selection circle will appear in the top left corner of the photo.

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Step 3. Click the circle to select the photo

A check mark will fill the circle.

You can select multiple photos to change the date and time. Just click on the circles of all the photos you want to edit

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Step 4. Click on the ⁝ icon on the top right corner

A short menu will appear.

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Step 5. Select 'Edit date & time'

Now you will see the 'Edit date & time' pop-up. The current date and time information of the photo can be seen in this window.

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Step 6. Replace the current date and time with the new one

To move a photo to the top of the list, make sure the date is later than the current one. To move the photo down, you must choose an earlier date.

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Step 7. Click on 'Save

Your photos will now be captured based on the edited dates and times.

Tips

  • To share an album with others, open the album and click or press the Share icon – the < symbol with three dots. You can share via SMS, social media, email, or choose another method.
  • Try tagging faces in Google Photos so you can easily find friends and family in your library.

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