We have been literally asked tens of times to explain how to know the location where a Windows 10 spotlight picture was taken. Users had been asking this question ever since the release of Windows 10 back in July 2015, but there was no perfect solution.
If you’re reading this article, you likely know what Windows Spotlight feature is in Windows 10. For those who are not sure what the feature is all about, Windows Spotlight is a feature introduced first with Windows 10 to display curated pictures on the lock screen. The feature, when enabled (see how to turn on Windows Spotlight), automatically sets a preselected group of images handpicked by Microsoft.
Know the location where a Windows 10 Spotlight photo was taken
The Windows Spotlight feature automatically sets a new background for your Windows 10 lock screen and occasionally offers suggestions and tips on the lock screen.
We have previously covered how to save Windows Spotlight pictures and how to download all Windows Spotlight pictures, but many users are interested in knowing the actual location where a Spotlight picture was taken.
Up until the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, there was no proper or correct way to know where a Windows Spotlight picture was taken. Microsoft has been listening to user feedback since the early days of Windows 10 and has finally added a way to know where Windows 10 Spotlight pictures where taken.
If you’re running Windows 10 with Anniversary Update (version 1607 or above), you can simply hover the mouse cursor on “Like what you see?” text on the upper right of the lock screen to know the location where the current Windows Spotlight picture was captured. Simple as that!
And if you like the current background picture on your lock screen, you can click on Like it (which appears on you hover the mouse cursor on Like what you see) to see similar pictures on your lock screen in future.
You might also like to check out how to change the Windows 10 login screen background picture.