At first, I found that today's Google Rediscover maps and notifications in Google Photos were invaluable. A sweet reminder of the memories of this date. It was a fun way to remember until I realized I was spending far too much time doing it.
I've thought that many would not want to be distracted by the cards and the Rediscover notifications of that day. It is quite possible that you also do not want to recall certain serious events and that, therefore, you want to disable them. Fortunately, it's easy to do.
Let me show you how to disable Rediscover This Day on the Google Photos web app, as well as on Android and iOS.
Disable maps and notifications
Whether you use Google Photos on a desktop computer, Android or iOS, you can easily disable today's Rediscover cards and notifications using one of the methods below. Regardless of the platform, any changes you make will be synchronized across all your devices. You will not have to repeat the procedure everywhere.
1. Disable via the Assistant tab
On the Google Photos Assistant tab, locate a Rediscover This Day card. Then, click or tap the vertical ellipsis icon (three dots) in the lower right corner of the map.
In the menu that appears, tap Disable Rediscover this day. That's all. You will no longer see the cards Rediscover this day in the Google Photos Wizard. You will not be bothered by Rediscover This Day notifications either.
Note: If you want to enable notifications Rediscover this day later, you need to go to the Google Photos Settings panel. The following method will show you exactly where you need to go to do it.
2. Disable via the control panel
If you do not see a map Rediscover this day in Google Photos Assistant, do not worry. You can still disable today's Rediscover maps and notifications by briefly diving in the Google Photos Settings panel.
Step 1: Click on the hamburger menu icon that appears in the upper left corner of the Google Photos web application or mobile application.
2nd step: In the menu that appears, click Settings.
Step 3: Click or tap the option labeled Cards Wizard.
Step 4: Turn off the switch next to Rediscover This Day.
Rediscover This Day cards and notifications are then disabled. If you'd like to activate them later, return to the Google Photos Settings panel, click Auxiliary Cards, and then drag the selector next to the Rediscover this day option.
Disable notifications only
If you do not want to lose your cards Rediscover this day in Google Photos Assistant, remember to disable notifications to make them less annoying. However, no specific controls will help you disable only Rediscover This Day notifications. So, to get rid of it, you must turn off all Google Photos notifications.
The Google Photos app on Android offers some degree of flexibility, but you will still need to disable all assistant cards. If you do not mind losing other Google Photos notifications, let's see how you can disable them.
Note: Notifications changes will not sync with other devices. You must manually configure Google Photos on each device on which you have installed it.
Google Photos – Desktop
Step 1: Open the Google Photos menu, and then click Settings.
2nd step: Scroll down the Settings panel, and turn off the switch next to Browser Notifications.
Warning:In addition to Rediscover This Day alerts, all other Google Photos notifications will also be disabled.
Google Photos – Android
Step 1: Open the Google Photos menu, tap Settings, and then tap Notifications.
2nd step:Tap Notification Settings on this device, and then turn off the switch next to Wizard in the next screen.
Warning:All Rediscover This Day alerts and other wizard notifications will be disabled.
Google Photos – iOS
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Then scroll down and tap Google Photos.
2nd step: Tap Notifications, and then turn off the switch next to Allow notifications.
Warning:Rediscover This Day alerts and all other Google Photos notifications will be disabled.
No thanks, Google
Do not get me wrong, I like to dig through the cards Rediscover this day to see what I was doing years ago. But it is best not to remember this feature. I will not use this feature anytime soon.
So, what was your reason for disabling them? Or did you end up keeping them and turn off only notifications? Drop your views in the comments section below.
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