Google is famous for its search engine because of the relevance it offers. But most people think that the same isn’t the case with Google Photos.

Google Photos has a strong search engine that can make things easier for you. We often search for old pictures or videos, but browsing through the gallery endlessly can be tiring.

But there are some hidden Google Photos search tools that will let you search for your desired picture.

These features are lesser-known but are equally effective because they ensure a smooth user experience, and in this article, we will talk about how you can find your photos and videos using Google Photos search tools.

Search Google Photos by name

While using Google Photos, you can search for pictures using the Selfie subcategory. As we mentioned in one of our previous articles, Google Photos has an amazing feature through which it can recognize and tag faces.

If you want to name someone on Google Photos, follow the following steps:

  • Tap on the photo of the person you want to name. Enter the edit mode
  • Swipe up and click on the category name people
  • Click the edit icon
  • Click on the face icon and then tap on the + button to create a new person

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You can tag them, but they would be visible if you search with their name even without tagging.

Search for photos by location

Photos can now be searched by location on Google Photos. However, this feature can only be utilized if your camera has geotagging turned on or you remember the complete location.

When searching through the location, you’ll have to add the complete address for Google to extract the picture or video. It is a simple method to search your photos through location, given that you remember the exact address.

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Search Google Photos by date

Searching Google Photos through date is quite convenient and you can easily search a photo by date by adding the date. If you don’t remember the exact day, you can add the month and year, and if you don’t remember the month, you can add the year, and all the pictures taken in that year will pop up.

Photos can also be searched at different times of the day, i.e., morning, evening, night, and afternoon by adding these terms in the search box.

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This concludes our guide on the most effective ways to search using Google Photos search tools. If you find this tutorial useful, consider checking out more articles on Google Photos from here.

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