Sunday, February 24, 2019

Photo Descriptions

Isn't it great when you're looking at old family photos and you find notes written on the back that describe what's in the photo? Did you know that you can do the same thing with Google Photos? 
When viewing photos on a computer, click the i to open the Info panel and you'll see a field called Description where you can write whatever you want. On a mobile device, just swipe up on the photo to reveal the info panel.

Watch this video to see how to view those descriptions.

Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Product Expert for the Google Photos Forum, owner of the blog, and author of Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos
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  1. This doesn’t work for me! On my iPhone, if I swipe up it just closes the photo. If I touch the 3 dots, then click on Info, the standard info does open up, but there is no way to add a description!

    1. I wonder if you have a Google Photos app update that needs to be done? AS for the 3 dot-info, make sure you are looking at a photo you took. If it's a photo shared with you, then you can't add a description.

  2. Thank you Chris this is so easy to do and I just love it for capturing details while I am traveling. I am a new subscriber to your site and just love what you and Mr Geek have done. There is a wealth of info and I am so ready to learn all I can.Thank you both for all you do.

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