How to Tag People by Faces in Google Photos

Step by step, Google Photos has managed to establish itself as the default gallery for users on Android, mainly due to its increasing functionalities and its cloud service. One of these features, among many that it has, is to tag the faces of the people who accompany us in the photo. Curious isn’t it?

It is an option that has really been installed in the application for a long time, although it had a more automated job in which the gallery detected that person’s name and classified them by album. The problem came when, for whatever reason, the app did not recognize that face, and therefore, it remained unclassified.


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What is not known so much is the possibility of doing it manually , to file on your site the people who accompany us in the photographs. And if you have to share that album through a social network, the best thing is that those tags are well assigned.

Be careful with privacy

There is a bit of controversy among the users of the app, since it is considered that this labeling by facial recognition can violate personal privacy . Everything is that if the photograph circulates on the Internet, there will be a direct relationship between the name and the face of the person.

However, without going crazy, it is a great tool to keep our albums organized for the future. For this, it only requires a simple step, although we must say that this function is not available in all countries.

How to manually tag in Google Photos

First, we open the Google Photos app, and then click on the three bars icon, located in the upper left. Once the menu is displayed, we go down to “Settings”, and then we go to “Group similar faces”. When we enter, an option called “Grouping by faces” appears, although it is probably disabled if we have never done this before. Well, we activate that box, we exit the app and then we wait a few minutes for the changes to take effect.

Now, the app must group all the images by people and synchronize them with the cloud, which is not done in 2 minutes. We wait for a while and then, we access the window that we had reached in the previous time, to click on “Choose” on the option “No face tagged like me”. Finally, we select our face and click on “Accept”. Here, the “Help your contacts to recognize your face” box will already be activated.