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How to change the date and time of a photo in Google Photos

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Google Photos is one of the greatest cloud storage services that exists for storing your images and videos. There are many options and features the app brings to the table. One being the ability to change the date and time of a photo in Google Photos. If you want to learn how to do so, follow the next steps to a T.

How to change the date and time of a photo in Google Photos on Android

  1. Open Google Photos on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the image.
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper-right corner.Source: Namerah Saud Fatmi / Android Central

  1. Tap the pencil icon next to the date and time to edit the details.
  2. Tap on the date to change it.Source: Namerah Saud Fatmi / Android Central

  1. Tap on the time to change it.Source: Namerah Saud Fatmi / Android Central

After you have changed the date and time information of a photo, the updated details will sync across all your devices and appear in Google Photos everywhere else as well.

How to change the date and time of a photo in Google Photos on desktop

  1. Go to https://photos.google.com/ on your desktop.

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  1. Click on the image.

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  1. Look for the Info button that looks like an i in a circle and click on it.
  2. Click on the pencil icon next to the date and time.

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  1. Enter new date and time details.

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  1. Click Save after entering the new date and time.

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We love Google Photos because it's wonderfully simple and incredibly accessible to all Android users. It nails the basics of backing up videos and images, editing tools, auto-sync, and sharing options. What's more, you can even use Photos to create a Photo Book and have it printed in a physical form. Now that's something your everyday gallery app can't do! So whether it's an image viewer you're looking for or a cloud storage platform, Google Photos knocks the ball out of the park.

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a freelance writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.

3 Comments
  • Thanks for the tip!
  • Why is this something you should even do? This just seems deceptive. However, I can see the usefulness of tweaking location if Google's estimate was incorrect due to spotty signal.
  • Well officer I can prove I wasn't at the scene of the crime, look at the time and date of this photo! Great feature for criminals Google.
    Seriously why is this even possible?