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28 June 2017

Google Photos is making sharing pictures with friends even easier

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On Wednesday, Google announced several updates to the Photos app that will make sharing selfies, your trip to Machu Picchu, and that ridiculous sign you saw on the way to work even easier.

These features were first announced at Google’s I/O conference in May. Now we have even more information about the updates. A new feature called “suggested sharing,“ for instance, uses machine learning to automatically suggest who to share photos with based on your habits. 

The app will also proactively search for photos to share by recognizing events like weddings and pre-selecting images and people. That means less endless scrolling for what to share, or who to share with. You can share directly in the app or via email or phone.

A new “shared library” feature allows users to let selected people see entire photo libraries, photos of specific people, or photos starting from a certain day. Future images added to the library will be automatically shared with members of the library.

Google Photos has been consistently launching great features, making it a preferred choice among users — the company boasts 500 million of them. These updates are rolling out across Android, iOS and the web over the next few weeks, so get ready to share.

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