How to Search for Anything in Google Photos

Google Photos is one of the best photography apps in both the Play Store and the App Store. The most common reasons why people love the app is due to its offer of free unlimited storage for photos and videos. What most people do not know is that the extremely advanced AI-powered recognition capabilities of the app allows you to search for anything in Google Photos.

You can search for anything in Google Photos. You can ask Google Photos to search for an event that you have attended, pictures of a specific person in your photos, pictures of animals, pictures of things, and pictures of specific places. The app’s AI face-recognition capacity is powerful enough to identify and show pictures of your pets. By the end of this article, you should learn how to search for people, things, animals, and places in Google Photos.

Method 1: Search Using Android and iPhone

There are two ways to search for anything on Google Photos. You can use keywords or use Google Photos’ image-recognition feature.

Search Your Google Photos Using Keywords on Android and iPhone

You can use keywords to search for almost anything on Google Photos. The search can be specific and as long as you use generic keywords, there’s a high chance that Google Photos will return great results. Here’s how to search Google Photos using keywords:

1. Install the Goole Photos app. Depending on your device, you can install Google Photos from the App Store or get Android’s version of Google Photos. Both apps’ user interfaces are almost identical so you should not have issues following through with the steps in this article.

2. After installing the app, open Google Photos.

3. If this is the first time you use the app, you need to sign in to your Google account.

4. Enter a keyword that you want to search in the Search Box located at the top part of the screen. For tutorial purposes, let’s enter the keyword, “mall”.

5. Google Photos will show results of your photos with “malls” on it.

Tip: You can further trim down the results by being more specific. For this example, we’ve added a specific city on our initial keyword and Google Photos returned accurate results.

Search Your Google Photos For Photos of People

You can search for photos of people on your Google Photos by doing the following:

1. Install the Goole Photos app. Depending on your device, you can install Google Photos from the App Store or get Android’s version of Google Photos. Both apps’ user interfaces are almost identical so you should not have issues following through with the steps in this article.

2. After installing the app, open Google Photos.

3. If this is the first time you use the app, you need to sign in to your Google account.

4. Tap on the Search Box located at the top part of the screen.

5. Google Photos will show results of your photos with “malls” on it.

6. The list of suggested searches shows a row with faces on them. Alternatively, you can tap on the See More button to see more photos of people on your phone.

7. Tap on a face to see more photos of that person.

Method 2: Search Using Computer

Like searching in Google Photos for mobile devices, there are also two ways to search for anything in Google Photos. You can use keywords or use Google Photos’ image-recognition feature.

Search Your Google Photos Using Keywords on Android and iPhone

You can search for photos of people on your Google Photos using your browser by doing the following:

1. From your PC or laptop, open your preferred web browser.

2. From the browser, log into your Google account.

3. After logging into your account, go to photos.google.com/search

4. Click on the Search box and enter the keyword that you want to search. For this example, let’s use the keyword, “cars”.

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Search Your Google Photos For Photos of People

You can search for photos of people on your Google Photos by doing the following:

 

About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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