Leaks of new Google Photos apps show major improvements coming soon

Google has done its best to become a social company, and well, the fact that Google+ is still struggling to take off is a clear indicator of where the search giant stands. After the departure of Vic Gundotra, we heard significant rumors regarding Google’s plan to detach its Google Photos service from Google+ completely, and we’ll admit it’s an idea that we highly praised. At this point we’re still waiting to see what all the drama is about, but today we land some leaks that show us progress.

Leaked screenshots of the new Google Photos app show us just how serious Google is about making this work. The first change is that the service will no longer depend on Google+, something we’re sure is highly welcome. This service will bring a lot of the current features though, like face detection, photo backup, and general photo management. What changes is mainly the user interface, where users will now be able to view their photos by days or months. We also notice that the “Autoawesome” feature is now being rebranded to just be known as “Assistant,” and which will also do more than its existing iteration. Users will now be allowed to create albums, movies, story animations, and collages. Photo editing features also get a significant face lift, and we even notice that you’ll be able to easily and privately share photos with your friends. This feature even allows you to strip metadata from the photograph, in case you’re worried that it’ll fall in the wrong hands.

We should learn more about the features to come at Google I/O later this week.

Source: Android Police 

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