Last month, Google announced the introduction of several features for Google Photos, such more advanced sharing capabilities. Now, it seems that the company is getting ready to roll out these features, which will make it much easier for you to share pictures with your friends.
Sharing options powered by facial recognition tools
The update will bring a special tab dedicated strictly to sharing, placed at the bottom of the app. This will offer you several alternatives to share your photos with others. First of all, you will receive suggestions of photos in your collection you might want to share, and the friends who might be interested in them.
This feature works mainly on facial recognition. Google will notice if you often share pictures of a specific person on a certain email address so, every time it finds a picture of that person, it will suggest you should share it with that particular email address.
Also, this new sharing tab will display an album containing all the pictures others have shared with you. Therefore, browsing through your collection will now be easier. These options have probably attracted your attention already, but the major feature on Google Photos will be a different one – automatic sharing.
You don’t have to worry that your every picture will be shared, since this feature is optional. If you are interested in it, you can activate it and allow Google Photos to share all or some of your photos with another person. For instance, if you want to keep your parents up-to-date to how their grandchildren are doing by having Google send them all pictures of the kids.
Of course, this feature comes with some privacy concerns, so activate it only if you’re absolutely sure you want all these pictures shared with the person in question. It also works using facial recognition tools, which are advanced, but not perfect, so some different photos might end up sent to the person. Even so, these features are quite useful and save you precious amounts of time.
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