[UPDATE August 18, 2012] There were a lot of hits on this post because you used to have to know some magic to delete photos from your Google+ albums. Now it’s a snap: Simply click on the picture from your profile pictures or albums that you wish do to delete. Look to the bottom, left corner for Options
Click the down arrow for a drop down menu and choose DELETE. It’s as simple as that! Thanks Google for making this a more user friendly process.
ORIGINAL POST – 4/23/12
I spent a long time today trying to figure out how to delete individual photos from my albums in Google+. It’s easy to do, but not very straight forward. Generally, if you take a lot of pictures with your phone there are some you just want to throw away. I couldn’t find the answer by Googling it, so here’s how to delete those unwanted pictures:
- When signed into Google+,click the Photos icon in the left sidebar.
- My Photos tab defaults to “Photos from your phone” – there is a simple delete button on that page.
- Click the Albums tab at the top of the page to explore your albums.
- Choose (click on) the album that contains the pictures you want to delete.
- Click the down arrow on the More button on the top right of the page.
- From the dropdown, you can delete the entire album, but you want to click Organize Album.
- Select the pictures you want to delete, and click the Delete button at the top of the screen.
- When you are finished, click the Done Organizing button top left, and that’s it.
Here’s a quick screencast:
[Duh, left out the last step – click Done Organizing, but you get the picture.]
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