What’s the point in shooting gorgeous photographs unless you’re going to show them off to others? Photos are made for sharing, which is why Google is making it easier than ever to share those captured moments with others. And all you need is the latest version of Google Photos.
Google Photos is quickly becoming an essential app. If you take a lot of photographs with your smartphone, which most of us do these days, it makes the whole process more convenient. And now, with the latest update rolling out, it’s easier to share your photos with friends and family.
Google Photos’ New Sharing Options
Google announced these sharing options, alongside other new Google Photos features such as Photo Books and Google Lens, at Google I/O 2017. The sharing options are now available on the web, and rolling out on Android and on iOS too. So update Google Photos to give them a whirl.
The new sharing features are called Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries. These can be found under the “Sharing” tab, which shows you all of your various sharing activity. This is where you’ll find the photos and videos you’ve received, as well as those you’ve sent to other people.
Suggested Sharing uses machine learning to choose your best shots, work out which of your friends and family are in them, and help you share them with those people with a single tap. You can share these photos, or others, with anyone using their email address or phone number.
Shared Libraries allow you to automatically share photos with your nearest and dearest. Just select “Share Your Library”, select someone special in your life, and then set your parameters. You can share everything, photos of specific people, or photos taken after a certain date.
Misplaced Nudes Can Lead to Embarrassment
Google Photos’ new sharing options are fantastic. They make the whole process as simple as it possibly can be. Our only word of warning is to make sure you’re sharing the right photos with the right people at the right time, because even one misplaced nude can lead to embarrassment.
Do you use Google Photos? If so, what do you love about it? And what features would you like Google to add next? Will you be making use of the new sharing options? If you don’t use Google Photos, what do you use instead? Please let us know in the comments below!
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