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How to master photo search on Google Photos | Images

Google Photos is the official image gallery app for some Android smartphones. In addition to cloud storage, the app also provides tools to perform internal searches, using facial recognition of saved photos, voice search, finding different folders on the device or even images by categories, such as landscapes or selfies.

Want to know how to use these tips? Check out the step by step tested on Android, but it should work similarly on the iPhone (iOS).

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See tips for searching for images on Google Photos Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

See tips for searching for images on Google Photos Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

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1) Search for facial recognition

Step 1. The application allows you to find several photos by facial recognition of friends. Thus, there is a bank with all the images of each face that appears in your photos. To do this, open Google Photos and select "albums" from the menu. Then, tap on the "People and Pets" category.

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Find the Google Photos facial recognition category Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Find the Google Photos facial recognition category Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Step 2. All of your friends that appeared in your photos will be shown with "faces" in each box. Just select one of the contacts to access the complete bank with all the photos that include that person, organized by date.

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Find photos of your friends and pets on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Find photos of your friends and pets on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Step 1. Google Photos has an intelligent search engine that allows you to connect data and images in a practical way. Just add a keyword, like a place name, for example, to make it work. This crossing of information relates to the place where the photo was taken, friends, content of the image and much more.

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Use Google Photos' smart search with keywords Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Use Google Photos' smart search with keywords Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Step 1. On Android, images are saved in separate folders, and Google Photos also separates files between them. To find it, open the app and tap "Albuns". Note that there will be folders separated by "Camera", "Screenshots", "WhatsApp Images" and all other existing ones. Just touch one of them to open the specific content with images and videos.

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Find photos saved in phone folders Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Find photos saved in phone folders Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

4) Find photos by locations

Step 1. Google Photos also separates images by automatically identifying places. To do this, select the "albums" tab in the menu and then note that all saved locations will be listed on the screen.

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Find photos by locations on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Find photos by locations on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Step 2. Simply select one of the locations to expand all images related to the location. At the top will also be shown the albums and folders that can contain photos related to the location.

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See all photos related to each place Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

See all photos related to each place Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

5) Photos separated by type

Step 1. To simplify the search, the user can find their selfies, 360 images, collages and more. To do this, tap the search bar at the top of the app. Then note that the quick categories will be listed below. When you touch one of them, the app will show only related images, organized by date.

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Find photos by the quick categories on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Find photos by the quick categories on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Step 1. The search for images can also be done by voice, without having to type. Tap on the search bar and select the "microphone" button at the top right.

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Search for photos with your voice on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Search for photos with your voice on Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Step 2. Say a password and wait for identification. The app will show all images and videos related to the search.

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Wait for the voice reading with the keyword and see the result of images in Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara

Wait for the voice reading with the keyword and see the result of images in Google Photos Photo: Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara