Google continues to use its magic to improve the Google Photos application. After announcing AI upgrades for the popular cloud service during Google I/O 2018, the search giant has begun rolling out an unannounced ‘Favorites’ feature to be available cross-platform. I have to hand it to Google for this one, because this new feature is super convenient.
Google has wrapped up Google I/O 2018 in Mountain View, California, but a handful of new features are just beginning to roll out to many of the search giant’s popular apps and services. As it does every year, the company introduced new features coming to Google Photos on Android, iOS and web.
Have you ever wanted to gain information from a particular photo? Google Lens can do that for you with the touch of a button. Last year, Google introduced Lens alongside improvements to the Google Assistant and apps the functionality would be brought to. The feature has been available on Pixel and Pixel 2 phones for some time, and has even been given some updates. But today, it is arriving for many more people.
It’s that time of the year again. While significant others will get busy next week grabbing flowers and gifts for their loved ones, the engineers at Google seem to have jumped Cupid’s lovewagon a wee bit early to shoot love arrows straight into Google Photos.
Last week, Google Photos was updated, but not with the features we have been waiting for. Today, that update has arrived, and it includes all the features that were showcased during the Google I/O 2017 conference that took place back in May, including ‘Shared Libraries,’ ‘Suggested Sharing’ and more!
Google Photos is being updated, but it’s not the update we’ve been waiting for that Google introduced at I/O 2017. Instead, users will get one new feature in that of archives, which will allow one to hide images from being visible in their main feed of their photos.
Google Photos is already two years old and has been polished and improved during this time, being born from the old Google+ Photo service. Today, over 500 million people are using the Google Photos service and over 1.2 billion photographs and videos are backed up every single day.
Some users reported to a trusted source that Netflix and Google Photos support has started rolling out to Google Home smart speakers. The functionality allows Google Home owners to link up their Android TV device and play movies or shows as well as browse their own images on the big screen wirelessly using simple voice commands.