Tech Tip: Adding Captions to Images in Google Photos


Q. On Android, how do I add caption information to individual pictures I have stored online in a Google Photos album? The text edit tool in the Google Photos Help guide seems to just add a caption on the whole album.

A. You can add a personal caption to individual images in the Google Photos album by tapping the thumbnail of each picture to open it to the full-screen view. When the picture expands, tap the Info button at the bottom; the icon looks like an “i” in a small circle.

When you are on the picture’s Info screen, you should see an “Add a description” line at the top. Tap it to type in your caption information. Tap the Back button when you’re done.

You — and others looking at the album online — can see the caption by going to the Info screen, but the information is not embedded in the image file and does not travel along if you share a copy of the picture by email. But you will not see the “Add a description” field on photos that are stored locally on your Android device and have not been uploaded to a Google Photos album.

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