The new Google Photos is live: get the app now

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At the Google I/O keynote earlier today, Google announced an upgrade we’ve been looking forward to for a few weeks now, sharing word of the revamped Google Photos. From how you save pictures, to how you search through them, there’s a lot changing in this new release, and you’re not going to have to wait for Android M to get it. Just hours after its public launch, the new Photos is available now, ready for you to download.

While you’re free to keep using Drive storage to save full-quality images to the cloud (and counting against your storage allotment), the new Photos introduces a compelling option for unlimited online picture backup. There’s a 16MP resolution cap, and Google’s going to re-compress your shots, but those trade-offs may just pale in comparison to the convenience of having a never-ending resource for storing your pics.

Accessing all those saved shots should be easier than ever before thanks to powerful new search tools, automatically identifying image content and letting you search for relevant shots by keyword – no manual tagging needed. We also find improved sharing controls, beefed-up editing tools, and features like Auto Awesome see integration within the app itself.

The new Google Photos app is available right now for both Android and iOS devices, as well as in the form of a web interface for when you’re at your computer. You can find all three through the source links below.

Source: Play Store, iTunes, Web

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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