Google Photos Now Lets You Create Your Own Themed Videos

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Whether you’re looking through photos in the Google Photos app or on the web, the service is now letting users create their own themed videos. For example, if you have some great cat or dog photos and want to make a funny or special little video, you can do so now with just a few clicks. Before this change, Google Photos would create these themed works automatically and notify you when it had one it thought was good enough to share. Currently, we’re seeing themes like Meow ...

Your Pet Photos Will Now Show Up Alongside Your Friends and Family in Google Photos

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Because we all take massive amounts of pictures of our pets thanks to all of our pets being awesome, Google is making it easier to locate them all in Google Photos. Starting today and rolling out globally, Google will start showing your cats and dogs in groups alongside all of the people you currently see. Instead of just a “People” category, you’ll find a “People & Pets” category that includes your furry friends too. You’ll be able to name them and quickly make albums or movies ...

Google Releases Improved Backup and Sync Desktop Tool for Google Photos and Drive

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Google launched its new Backup and Sync tool for desktops today, made specifically for users of Google Photos and Google Drive who are looking to keep their photos and documents in a safe space attached to their Google account. The new tools replace the existing backup tools, so if you already use those, be prepared for the update. The backup tool works for both Windows and MacOS, but as of right now, we’re seeing Linux support. Curse you, science! To get started, simply follow the links below ...

Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries Rolling Out to Google Photos

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First detailed at Google I/O, new sharing features are officially rolling out to users of Google Photos in the US. The two new features are Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries. With Suggested Sharing, Google Photos automatically goes over your library of new shots, then suggests select photos that may contain the face of a friend or colleague. The software is apparently also intelligent enough to recognize a “meaningful moment,” automatically grab the best shots, then provide suggestions on who to share it with provided there are ...

Google Photos Gets Sweet New Sharing UI, Family Library Arriving Too (Updated)

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Google Photos is seeing an upgrade rollout this week to its sharing functionality that so far, I’m really liking. They also appear to be pushing out the Family Group share that was shown shortly after Google I/O back in May. The new sharing UI (pictured above and below), allows you to view a single photo, tap the share button, then continue to select additional photos from the page that would typically only show sharing options. In other words, if you are looking at a photo and ...