[2021] How to Remove Photos from Google My Business

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In this guide, I will show you step by step the methods available to delete the photos on your Google My Business.

There are different instructions, depending on the type of photos you want to delete/remove:

How to Remove Photos from Google My Business -Owner Photos

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Click “Photos” from the main menu.
  3. Click on the photo you want to delete.
  4. In the top-right corner, click on the “Trash” icon. (This icon will only appear for photos you’ve added).
  5. A prompt will appear for you to confirm the delete action.

Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1

Google My Business Sign in Screen
Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

Click “Photos” from the main menu.

Step 3

Click on the photo you want to delete.

Step 4

In the top-right corner, click on the “Trash” icon.

Step 4a

Click on the “Trash” icon

Step 5

Confirm the delete action

How to Remove Customer Photos From Google My Business

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. In the menu on the left, click Photos.
  3. Click on the customer Photo you want to remove.
  4. On the photo, in the top right corner, click on the “Flag” icon.
  5. A pop-up box opens with reasons for the photo removal request, choose the one applicable and press “Report”.

Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1

Google My Business Sign in Screen
Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

Click “Photos” from the main menu.

Step 3

Click on the customer photo you want to remove

Step 4

Click on the “Flag” icon – Top right corner

Step 5

Choose the reason for the removal request and press “Report”.

Important notes,  you have to request Google to remove the photos as these photos were uploaded by customers/visitors, there is no other way unfortunately to have greater control.

Google may decide not to remove the photos if it does not violate their content policies, in this case, you should frequently add new photos to your profile as Google prefers new photos to old ones.

Alternative, request removal of customer photos in Google Maps:

  1. Open Google Maps. 
  2. In the search bar, enter your business name.
  3. In your Business Profile, click the photo you’d like to flag.
  4. In the top left corner, click More » Report a problem. 
    • Or, if available in the top right corner, to report the image, click Flag.

If you want to know how to use photos and videos to your advantage, please check my ULTIMATE Google My Business Training.

Be remarkable!

Hope it helps.

Professor M

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