Google Photos gets neat labeling, collaboration, and sharing features
We’ve spent the last few weeks covering some hot new rumors that would arrive to Google Photos. Mountain View didn’t just detach Google Photos from Google+, but turned this into the most powerful photo album services on the web. Surely the fact that you can store unlimited photos is good enough, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg with this service, and today the company has announced more.
Google has just announced a few new updates that should come to Android devices later this week and to iOS and the web later this year. One of these services is “Shared Albums,” which as the name implies, allows you to collaborate albums with other users in a seamless fashion. It gives users the options to send photos to others in a way thats not intrusive, by populating the shared Google Photos album, and making these photos available to everyone invited. People can join albums and this will allow users to get new notifications any time new photos have been added.
Another hot new feature has to do with how Google has improved its machined learning. Google Photos now allows you to label your contacts by a name or even a nickname that’s private to each user. This then allows Google Photos to help you find photos of that contact, and even search for photos in specific scenarios of the contact, like being in a specific place, or being in company with another contact as well.
Google also announced that you can now cast photos to any Google Chromecast, or cast-enabled TV, in a way to help you share your photos easily with other users.