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Top Tip: How to Create a Quick and Easy Google Collage Photo

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Feb 21, 22, updated May 20, 24
Top Tip: How to Create a Quick and Easy Google Collage Photo

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The Google Photos collage function is very easy to use We’ll be teaching you exactly how to make a collage in google photos in order to answer your question.

And just, to be thorough, we’ve supplied a tutorial that would work for creating a Google Photos collage on your desktop and another that will work for making a collage in Google Photos’ IOS app (for iPhone and iPad users.)

Part 1 How to Make a Photo Collage with Google Photos on the Web

First up is our tutorial on how to make a collage in Google Photos (web version) Technically, this can be done on just about any device (your computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) It can also be done on most OS Systems (Windows and Mac included.) However, our demonstration will be focused on examples that show using it on your desktop.

01Step 1. Go to Google Photos & Log-In

To start, open up your desktop browser and go to the Google Photos website. You can also just open it up after logging in to your Google Account and opening the ‘Photos’ app.

Log-In to Google Photos to Make Collage

02Step 2. Open 'Utilities’

Next up, in order to be able to make a Google collage photo, you need to head to the ‘Utilities’ page (which you can access through the side menu under ‘LIBRARY’ — as is shown in the image provided.)

Open Utilities Page Under ‘LIBRARY’

03Step 3. Create New ‘Collage’

Up next, once you’re on the ‘Utilities’ page, locate the ‘Collage’ option under the ‘Create New’ section.

Choose to Create New ‘Collage’

04Step 4. Select 2-9 Items for Collage

For the next part, you’ll be prompted to choose the photos you want to make a Google Photos collage out of. This is relatively easy. You can scroll through your gallery (starting from the most recent), or you can search your photos for specific images that you want using the toolbar provided.

Select Photos for Google Photos Collage

05Step 5. Create Google Photos Collage

When you’ve finished selecting all the photos that you want for your Google Collage Photo, select the ‘Create’ button (it can be found on the upper right-hand corner of the screen.)

Create Google Photos Collage

06Step 6. Open Settings Menu for Options

Your Google Photos collage should now be complete To see available share options, open the ‘Settings’ menu on the upper-right hand corner (it’s the three-descending dots the furthest to the right.)

Open Settings Menu for Download and Share Options

07Step 7. Download Completed Google Photos Collage

Whether you’re hoping to share the Google Photos collage with friends and family or print it out for your own enjoyment, make sure to remember to ‘Download’ it or ‘Add to Album’

Download Completed Google Collage Photo

08Step 8. (Optional) Edit

If there are any changes that you want to make before downloading it or sending it over to friends and family, Google Photos, thankfully, offers an ‘Edit’ Function that has basic photo editing features that you can use to make some minor changes to the collage.

Part 2 How to Make a Photo Collage with Google Photos on Google Photos Application

Up, next we’ll be teaching you how to make a collage in Google Photos (app version) Specifically, we’ll be demonstrating with an iPhone — but you can do this with just about any smartphone or tablet. All you need is a log-in for Google.

01Step 1. Download Google Photos App

First of all, in order to have Google Photos make collages for you, you need the app. You can download this on the App-Store. It’s FREE-to-use.

02Step 2. Allow Google Access to ‘All Photos’

In order to proceed, you’ll need to give Google Photos permission to access all the photos on your device.

Allow Google Photos Access to ‘All Photos’

03Step 3. Go to the Library Page

Unlike the web version of Google Photos, the app version has the make collage in Google photos feature under the ‘Library’ page (which you can find on the bottom-right corner of the interface.

Open Library Page to Find Google Photos Collage Feature

04Step 4. Utilities > Collage

Back to similar surroundings. Select the ‘Utilities’ option and then click the ‘Collage’ feature in order to move forward.

Google Photos Collage Feature

05Step 5. Create Google Photos Collage

Again, just like before, you must first select the images that you want for your collage (either by scrolling for them or using the search option) and then click the ‘Create’ button to finish up.

Create Google Collages Photo

06Step 6. (Optional) Edit Photos

The basic edit features we talked about on the web version of Google Photos is also available on the app (you can find it on the toolbar on the bottom of the interface.)

Edit Google Collage Photo

07Step 7. Download and Share

When you’re happy with the look of your collage, you can move on by selecting the ‘share’ option on the toolbar at the bottom of the interface

Share Completed Photo Collage

Part 3 How to Make a Photo Collage in Google Photos on iPhone and iPad

Bonus tip If you want to make a collage in Google Photos for another purpose (either for a personal project or a professional project), we suggest that you check out Wondershare Filmora Video Editor’s Stock Media This includes photos, videos, sounds, etc. that you can use both for personal reasons and commercial reasons (without incurring any fees or being penalized.) As a bonus, Filmora is also one of the best video editors out in the market right now.

So, if you want to level up your collage game even more. You can go full-on and arrange a personal message video in the form of collages right here with all of the helpful tools and templates that the software comes with.

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Key Takeaways from This Episode

Interested in learning how to make a collage in Google Photos? No problem We’ve included both a tutorial for the web version and on the app version of Google Photos.

The procedure for both is similar and incredibly easy to do — it’s a completely stress-free way of making an aesthetically pleasing collage that you can show to your friends and families

Of course, if you want to up your game a bit — or just level up your skills in general, there are plenty of ways of doing so. For example, you can use of Filmora V11’s NEW Stock Media library or just take advantage of its many video editing tools to create even better personal messages that your friends and families can enjoy and cherish.

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