Google photos | Hello and General Learning Questions | Forums: Ask the Geeks!

Please ask your questions here (not in email) – we promise to respond here, no such promise with email. This is a benefit of membership. Here’s info  on how to post to this Q&A Forum.

You must be logged in as a Premium Member to Ask the Geeks a question. All are welcome to freely browse the Forums.

Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Google photos
March 16, 2016
4:34 pm
Bill Wall


When someone receives the link to my photos via Google Photos, how can they see the descriptions I added in Picasa and can they run a slide show?

Appreciate the help

bill wall

March 16, 2016
10:13 pm
Forum Posts: 3280
Member Since:
July 2, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hello Bill,

When they receive the link and open it – they need to open an individual photo, then click the i (for Info) to see the Description. Description will be in a right-side panel on a computer. You can now click to the next photo and the description will still be showing. To date, there is no slideshow available on the computer version of Google Photos.

On an Android, when you click the i – it takes up the whole screen. So, you have to tap Back to get to the photo. That’s the bad news. The good news is that slideshow is a feature in Android. You need to open one individual photo – then the 3-dot menu and Slideshow will be the first option.

True captions is my number one item on the “Please add this to Google Photos” list. See this article:…..vs-picasa/

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 301
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 7
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Roxie Marston: 118
Barbara Dalderis: 108
Bob Brown: 96
David Cross: 89
James: 83
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 402
Members: 1338
Moderators: 1
Admins: 4
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 19
Topics: 2393
Posts: 7879
Newest Members:
Philip Duke, James Heath, Lyle Luttrell, Malin Manos, Bonnie
Moderators: Jim: 0
Administrators: MrGeek: 452, MrsGeek: 3280, Craig Biles: 0, David Carr: 1