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DID you realise that your photos capture the location of where they were taken?

Whether it's on iPhone or Android, it happens on all smartphones.

It's a useful way to know when a special memory took place.

The feature is pretty safe.

But not everyone is comfortable with the idea of locations being logged.

Particularly for photos taken at home or work.

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If you use Google Photos to store your images, the tech giant is now alerting you about something related, called estimated photo locations.

This uses things like visible landmarks to work out where the photo was taken.

As the alert explains, photo locations come from multiple locations, including locations estimated by Google Photos.

Google stopped using Location History to estimate photo locations but they are continuing to guess using other sources instead when 'estimate missing locations' is switched on.

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When you open the Google Photos app, you'll be asked whether you want to keep any existing estimated locations, or whether you want to remove them.

If you do decide to delete them, you'll be warned before: "Deleting estimated photo locations based on Location History may result in permanent loss of those estimated locations.

"Your photos will be kept."

It's up to you to decide what you're comfortable with.

Either way, get thinking before May comes.

If you don't choose to keep your estimated locations before May 1st, 2023, Google will automatically remove the estimations.

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