How To Add A Description To A Photo In Google Photos

Author Chinavasion Marketing 26.7.2015. | 12:34

Google Photos

We are on it again, discovering the pool of features of Google Photos and sharing the experience.

One of the small, but useful updates we’d like to talk about is that you can now add short descriptions to your photos.

Why would you want to do that? There may be quite a few reasons.

  • Adding a description to a photo may simplify later search for it in the album.
  • You can add details about the circumstances in which the photo was taken or a fun small detail associated with the picture.
  • Note down who is in the photo. It’s easy to forget people we meet for an instant, but you may a digital memory of the happy encounters: colleagues, people you meet on vacation, friends of friends of friends – make sure they are never forgotten.
  • Among other things, you can simply add a feeling or a thought you had when taking or looking at the photo. Looking at it 5 years from now, you may be very happy you did.

So, let’s get back to the “how to”.

Here’s how you can add a description to your Google photo in a few simple steps:

Head over to your Google Photos app and do the following:

  1. Click on any photo you want to add a description to. Tap on the small information (“i”) icon, that will bring up more details about the photo.
  2. Among the details, you will see lots of info that has been added automatically, like Date, Camera Model, etc. But you can say even more about the shot. Tap on “Add a description”.
  3. Type in your description in the provided space. As far as we know, there is no character limit, so knock yourself out. What you chose to note down is entirely up to you, but it is reasonable to make it relevant to the photo to simplify later searches.

We’ve written plenty on Google Photos app. Do check out our other posts on How To Edit Pictures In Google Photos,

What You Need To Know When Deleting Media From Google Photos and Get Started With Your Google Photos Library.

Author Chinavasion Marketing 26.7.2015. | 12:34
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  1. jake strong April 1, 05:54

    if you add description on the website vs mobile which one will sync or take presidence?

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