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How to change album cover in Google Photos

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Albums in Google Photos are a great way to keep your digital memorabilia organized. You can name albums, tweak time and locations and, as a cherry on top, select your favorite photo to be the album cover. Today, we’ll be short and on point and show you how to set the album cover photo on Google Photos in a few simple steps.

How do I set the Album cover photo on Google Photos?

Settings the cover photo for a Google Photo album is simple if you know where to look. You can set any photo in the album as the cover photo and you can do it on your smartphone, within the app, or on the web-based client.

Here’s how to set the Album cover photo on Google Photos on your Android or iPhone:

  1. Open Google Photos.
  2. Tap on Library and open an album.
  3. Select a photo you want to set as the Album cover.
  4. Swipe up to bring up the additional menu options. change album cover in google photos 1024x759 1
  5. Tap Use as album cover.

And this is how to set the Album cover photo on Google Photos on your PC:

  1. Navigate to Google Photos on the web.
  2. Sign in with your Google Account.
  3. Open the drop-down Albums menu from the left pane and select an album.
  4. Expand the photo you want to set as the Album cover.
  5. Click on the 3-dots menu and select Use as album cover.

Once you set the cover photo, you can preview it from Library and check if it sits right with you. Now, if you want to set the photo that’s not in the album, all you need to do is add it to the album and, voila, it’s good to go.

That’s a wrap. Thank you for reading and, hopefully, we answered your question in a correct and concise way. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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