How do I use Google Face Recognition

Apps / software Google Photos: Activate face recognition

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Google Photos Face Recognition is a pretty useful tool because it analyzes your pictures and creates albums for similar faces. And that even works with animals! Unfortunately, it is only officially available in America. But don't worry, with a little trick you can activate face recognition in any country - including here in Germany. Once activated, it will be permanently available to you in the Google Photos settings.

Note: If you have activated facial recognition using the VPN trick in the past, you can use the method we have shown to activate it in the app and in the browser. The VPN trick is currently no longer working - as soon as there are updates, we will add the article here.

How to enable face recognition in Google Photos

App

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Desktop

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Quick guide: App

  1. In Google Photos, tap the Three-line menu top left and then on "Settings".
  2. Now go to "Group similar faces"and then activate"Face grouping". It can now multiple days take time to analyze all of your photos.

Quick start guide: Desktop

  1. Open the following link and log in with your Google credentials: https://photos.google.com/. Then select on the left "Settings" out.
  2. Now click on "Group similar faces"and activate"Face grouping"You must now multiple days wait for all of your photos to be analyzed.