How to Search Photos by Face on Google Photos on a Phone and PC

We all know that google photos do not store all of the photos album-wise like in the case of the phone’s gallery of Photos. Hence, a feature/option to Search Photos by Face on Google Photos on a Phone and PC becomes very handy and useful.

If you are a smartphone user, I am sure that you might be saving all of your photos on google photos as it helps to free up space on your device and makes the photos accessible anytime, anywhere.

Google Photos is accessible not only from the phone but also from Pcs. hence, we can search for our photos from google photos online.

But as all the photos are stored together without any categorization, it becomes very difficult for us to search for photos of a certain person or our photos.

If I tell you that you can search for photos by the face of a person, you might be on the top of the sky as you can easily look for the pictures with the face or name of the person.

In this post, I would explain to you in detail how exactly you can search for photos on Google photos or Phone (either Android or iPhone) with the help of a face of a person.

To enjoy the benefits of this feature you must first enable this feature i.e., Group Similar Faces.

Enabling this feature would allow google photos to group photos according to the faces that look similar with the help of its AI.

Steps to Activate Group Similar Faces on Google Photos on your Phone

Follow the steps mentioned below to search for photos by face on your mobile device.

Step 1: Open the Google Photos application on your phone (Android/ios).

Step 2: Tap on the Profile Icon (Your Google Account Profile Photo, if not set, the letter of your first name).

Steps to Activate Group Similar Faces on Google Photos on your Phone

Step 3: Click on Photos Settings in the dialogue box.

Step 4: You would see various options, click on Group Similar Faces and enable the option in the pop-up window.

Step 5: Set up your photo as Me by selecting your photo.

Google photos would now, automatically group the photos based on similar faces.

After the photos are grouped accordingly. Now, you can search for them with the help of the faces.

Follow the steps mentioned below to search for photos using the face on google photos on mobile.

Steps to Search Photos by Face on Google Photos on your Phone

Step 1: Open the Google Photos application on your phone (Android/ios) or Go back to the home screen from the above-stated steps.

Step 2: Tap on the Search Icon on the bottom. You would see the People option where various faces would be shown.

Steps to Search Photos by Face on Google Photos on your Phone

Step 3: Click on View all to see all the faces.

Step 4: You can also name the faces by clicking on the face and then Add a name.

Step 5: You can easily search for photos by searching them with the name or with the faces.

Performing the above steps would help you to easily, search for photos using a person’s face.

Steps to Activate Group Similar Faces on Google Photos on your PC / Laptop

Follow the steps mentioned below to search for photos by face on your mobile device.

Step 1: Log on to https://photos.google.com/ on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the Settings icon (gear) on the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Scroll down to Group Similar Faces and click on the down arrow.

Step 4: Enable the option Face Grouping.

Step 5: You can easily search for photos by searching it with the name or with the faces.

Steps to Search Photos by Face on Google Photos on your Phone

Step 1: Click on the Explore tab of the left panel of the screen.

Step 2: Under the People section, click on view all to look for the faces to search for the photos.

Step 3: As stated above you can name the faces to make it more convenient and fast to search for the photos.

Doing the above steps would help you to search for photos on google photos easily with the faces.

Note: As the faces are being grouped by AI (bots), you may sometimes notice that faces of different person being grouped to a different face. However, you can remove the same from that face.

I hope this article was helpful to you and you are now good to go with Google Photos and its Face Grouping feature.

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