How to stop your ex from popping up in your photo memories

How to Hide Someone in Your Google Photos ‘Memories’

How to stop your ex from popping up in your photo memories

Google Photos is a fantastic tool that automatically organizes your photos and videos into a timeline of meaningful moments. One of the features it offers is ‘Memories’, which showcases your photos in a featured carousel. However, there might be times when you want to hide specific people or dates from appearing in these memories. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do just that, based on the official Google Photos support page.

Finding Featured Memories:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app.
  2. At the bottom, tap on ‘Photos’.
  3. At the top, you’ll see a featured memory. Tap on it to view.
  4. To navigate through the photos, you can tap or swipe right or left.
  5. To move to a different memory, swipe up or down.
  6. If you want to pause on a photo, simply touch and hold it.
  7. To exit the memory, tap ‘Close’ at the top left.

Note: These featured memories are updated frequently. You can save them and find them later in the ‘Memories’ view.

How to stop your ex from popping up in your photo memories

Sharing a Featured Memory:

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on a memory in your featured memories carousel at the top.
  3. At the bottom, tap on ‘Share’.
  4. Choose the people you want to share the memory with.
  5. Tap ‘Send’.

Tip: Before sharing, if you wish to remove a photo or change the memory title, click on ‘Edit’.

Managing Your Featured Memories:

Google Photos allows you to customize what appears in your featured memories carousel. Here’s how:

  • Control Which Memories You Receive: You can hide specific people or dates from your memories. This ensures that memories containing these people or dates won’t appear in your carousel.
  • Creations: Sometimes, Google Photos creates collages, animations, or other types of memories for you. These are called ‘creations’. They might appear in your Memories view and in your featured carousel. You can check if something was created for you, save these creations, find saved creations, or even make your own.


Google Photos offers a personalized experience by showcasing your memories. However, it also provides the flexibility to control and customize what you see. By following the steps above, you can ensure that your memories are exactly how you want them to be.

Source: Google Photos Help

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