How To Change The Date Of Photos In Google Photos

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Google Photos is very useful for storing and organizing all your photos. But if some of your photos say they were taken on the wrong date, it can kind of ruin the experience. Seeing as Google Photos displays photos in chronological order, the order will end up being completely messed up.

Luckily, it is actually quite easy to change the date of photos in Google photos so that they’re all organized perfectly, and in this article, that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do.

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How To Change The Date On Google Photos

To change the date of your photos in Google photos, you will need to login to the Google photos website because there isn’t an option to do it in the app. Don’t worry, once you’ve changed the dates the changes will show up in the app, you just have to change them on the website first.

To do this, go to https://photos.google.com/ and sign in with your Google account if you’re not already signed in.

You can do this in the browser app on your phone or tablet if you want, but it is really a lot easier on a computer.

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Now that you’re logged into the Google photos website, how you go about changing the dates will vary depending on what is wrong with the dates and how many photos you want to change.

So bare with me, I’ll try to explain this as simply and efficiently as possible, but it is a little bit complicated.

If you want to change the date of just one photo at a time, you can do so by following the steps below. But, if you want to change the date of a group of photos at once, you’ll need to choose between “Shift dates & times” or “Set one date & time”.

I’ll explain these two options in more detail a bit later, but if you do want to change the dates of multiple photos at once, click here to skip past the part about changing the date of one photo.

Changing The Date Of One Photo

If you just want to change the date of one photo, you’ll need to scroll down until you find it. And then select it by hovering over the photo and clicking the tick icon that appears in the top left corner of the photo.

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Then, once it’s selected, click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.

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And then, in the menu that appears, click “Edit date & time”.

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Now, in the box that appears on the screen, you can enter the correct date and even the correct time the photo was taken, and then click “Save”.

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Once you click save, the page will reload and you’ll see a message in the bottom left-hand corner that says “Date updated”.

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You also might notice that the photo you changed the date of has moved, and you might need to scroll down to find it. I set this photo to a date that was more recent than any of my other photos, so it has moved to the top of the page.

But, if you changed your photo’s date to be a few months ago or just any date that’s less recent than some of your other photos, the photo will be moved down the page to where it belongs now that the date is accurate.

Changing The Date Of Multiple Photos Based On Their Current Date (Shift dates & times)

If the group of photos you want to change the date of are all spaced out correctly (eg: photos you took on the 18th of January say they were taken on the 16th of march and photos you took on the 19th of January say they were taken on the 17th of march), you can select them all at once and shift the dates and times to make all of them correct.

This method is great if (for example) you took a whole lot of photos on a camera that had the date set incorrectly as it will allow you to correct them all in with just a few clicks.

But if the dates on your photos are all totally messed up, or you simply want to set a group of photos to one specific date. Click here to skip down to where I show you how to Set one date & time.

To shift the dates and times, you’ll first need to scroll down to find the group of photos that you want to shift and select them by either hovering over the photos and clicking on the tick icons one at a time, or ticking the top one, holding down the shift key on your keyboard, and ticking the bottom one to select them all at once.

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Then, click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.

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And then, in the menu that appears click on “Edit date & time”.

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Now, this is where you get to choose between “Shift dates & times” or “Set one date & time”. If you’re reading this section of the article, I’m assuming you want to shift the dates and times. So go ahead and click “Shift dates & times”.

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Now, in the popup shown in the screenshot below, you’ll need to enter the date and time that the first (earliest) photo in the group was taken, and then all the other photos you selected will be shifted based on that date.

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Once you’ve entered the new date and time, you’ll be able to see the “New range” which will show you the date that the first and last photo of the group will be changed to.

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Then, as long as that seems correct, go ahead and click “Preview” to see a preview of exactly what date and time each photo will be shifted to.

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And as long as everything in the preview looks correct, go ahead and click “Save” to save the changes.

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And then, the page will reload and now the dates and times of all the images you selected will be changed. Once this has happened, it might seem like the images have disappeared, but don’t worry, they’ve just moved up or down the page to where they belong based on their new dates.

Changing The Date Of Multiple Photos To One Specific Date (Set one date & time)

If you just want to change the date and time of a group of images to one specific date and time, this last method is for you.

To do this, you’ll first need to scroll down to find the group of photos that you want to change the date and time of and select them by either hovering over the photos and clicking on the tick icons one at a time or ticking the top one, holding down the shift key on your keyboard, and ticking the bottom one to select them all at once.

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Then, click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.

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And then, in the menu that appears click on “Edit date & time”.

how to change the date of photos in google photos

Now, this is where you get to choose between “Shift dates & times” or “Set one date & time”. If you’re reading this section of the article, I’m assuming you want to set one date and time. So go ahead and click “Set one date & time”.

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Now, all you have to do is enter the date you want to set them to.

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And then, click on the drop-down arrow next to “Morning”.

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And now, in the menu that appears, you can choose “Morning”, “Afternoon”, or “Evening” if you don’t know the exact time they were taken, or you can choose “Exact” and enter in an exact time if you want. But for the purpose of this demonstration, I’m just going to choose “Moring”.

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And then, once you’re happy with the date and time, go ahead and click “Save”.

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And then, the page will reload and now the date and time of all the images you selected will be changed to the one time you chose. Once this has happened, it might seem like the images have disappeared, but don’t worry, they’ve just moved up or down the page to where they belong based on their new date.

And that’s all there is to it, you now know every different way there is to change the date and time of photos in Google Photos! Now you can get all your photos set to the correct date and have everything much more organized.

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