The first and easiest way is to remember before uploading your photo to google, but that’s easier said than done after all we all forget at some point. Don’t fret though, because even though Google never make it obvious you can indeed add it in later.
Its best to use an Exif editor to edit the description. While on the Desktop you can simple right click, properties and edit details. Though I tend to use The Exifer, an online tool, but only if im only editing a few photos at a time, as you can’t batch edit with it. The main reason I use it is simply it has a great gps editor with a simple drag and drop pin on google maps as well as all the other metadata options it covers, including 360 metadata ‘injecting’ by allowing editing of the XMP GPano tags.
If your photo is on your mobile you can use Photo Exif Editor app though this doesn’t let you edit XMP Gpano tags for 360 metadata. You can find links to them both here.
If you did forget to add a description and you’ve already uploaded your photo to google street view then it’s easier to add the description using your Desktop.
- Go to the google homepage and click on Google apps, then select Photos.
- Click in the search bar where you’ll see the list Videos, Selfies, Movies, Animations. Click on search more.
- You’ll then see an option for 360 photos, select it.
- Now you’ll see all the 360 photos you’ve backed up & uploaded to google. Find the photo you want to change the description of.
- All you do is click on the (i) info tab and then you can add your description.
You can also do it on your mobile using the Google Maps app (Not Street View)
- Go into your contributions, select the photos tab.
- Find your photo.
- Here just tap the bottom left corner of the photo and you can edit the description.
- Save it by pressing the arrow in the top right. However I have found sometimes it doesn’t always save, im not sure why either. Maybe it depends on a strong data connection.
Hope this was helpful 🙂