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Filetype support

Meta only applies Smart Tags to text-based documents (PDFs, Word Documents, etc. See the full list under supported file types). For all non-text documents (photos, SVGs, etc.) Meta will apply tags using only existing metadata. Non-textual documents will be searchable only by filename, folder, people the file is shared with, and tags you add manually.

Meta currently Smart Tags the following filetypes:

Microsoft Office

  • Word documents (.docx, .doc)

  • Excel spreadsheets (.xlsx. .xls)

  • Powerpoint presentations (.pptx, .ppt)


  • Pages documents (.pages)

  • Keynote presentations (.key, .keynote)

  • Numbers spreadsheets (.numbers)

Google Docs

Google Sheets

Google Slides

Rich Text Files (.rtf)

PDF Files (.pdf)