Over the weekend users of the Google Photos app may have noticed they had a new card showing up in the Assistant portion of the app alerting them to a new feature. The card indicates users can add a shortcut to “Jump from Camera to Google Photos” and it does just what it says, which is to provide a quick way for users to jump from their camera app over to the Google Photos app. Read more
Storehouse is an app designed to help users share photos and videos by creating a web page to share a collage, album or tell a story. The idea is to make the presentation of images a little bit richer and have a little more context than the simple sharing available through most methods and platforms. The problem with the app up until now is that it was not available for Android users. Developer Storehouse Media changed that this week with the release of the Android version of the Storehouse app. Read more
Many of you already use Google Photos for all your photo backup needs. However, sometimes you may backup your photos and need to free up some space on your device.
Within roughly five months, Google Photos has reached 100 million active users. Very impressive accomplishment to achieve in such a short amount of time. Google even decided to make a video to thank everyone.
Google promised some new features for its Photos app, and today they delivered by updating the Android application.
The biggest new feature is Chromecast support for getting your photos on a television or other big screen. This seems like a long overdue feature, but it goes hand in hand with the announcement of Google’s new Chromecast devices yesterday. Read more
Google Photos has been updated to 1.3 and brings with it numerous new features. The main ones are the ability to trim movies, reorder content in albums, and sign in as a Google+ page.
In deference to their new standalone Google Photos platform that was launched in May, Google has announced that they will start the process of shutting down Google+ Photos on August 1st. This is a rather quick move for Google which seems to keep older platforms lingering for a while. However, the Google+ team says this move is meant to “ensure everyone has the best photos experience” that Google can deliver. Read more
Earlier today Google took the wraps off the new, standalone Google Photos app. Since then, lots of users have been hitting the new web site for all of the uploaded photos, photos.google.com, to see if the service was available yet. As the site has started to light up for users, Google has also pushed the updated app out to the Google Play Store. Read more
As Google edges closer to separating their Photos app from the Google+ platform, an early version of the new app has surfaced for sources to take a look at the direction being taken by Google. Many core features appear to carryover from the way they operate in Google+, but other features are being added along with some new adjustments for users to polish up their photos. Read more
In an effort to boost Google+, Google announced that it will be splitting the service into two distinct services in a recent reorganization. Not only that, but it looks like product VP Bradley Horowitz will lead the newly reorganized Google+ endeavor. He will oversee the split with it dividing into Streams and Photos. This comes off a recent interview with Android and Chrome head, Sundar Pichai.