After adding a feature that makes it easier to back up your photos no matter the connection last March, Google has once again stepped up the game. Google will from this week roll out suggested sharing and shared libraries.
Suggested sharing is powered by Google’s AI technology, and will suggest sharing based on your sharing habit. Sharing will also be based on the individuals in the photos, and whether or not they are a part of a special event or occasion. The new feature also gives you the additional option of customizing who you share your photos with, while other Google Photos users can receive reminders to their photos to relevant albums.
Here’s Google Photos’ Engineering Director, James Gallaher in a blog post on Wednesday:
“Suggested sharing uses machine learning to automatically identify photos and suggest recipients, making sharing as simple as a single tap. With shared libraries, sending and receiving photos with one person is effortless—you can automatically share your full photo library or customize just what you want to share.”
At the top of the app, you will see your personal suggestions based on your sharing habits and the people in the photos.
Also added to the popular Photo app is an option to share your photo library. The best part of this is that you can choose whether you want to share the whole picture or snippets based on specific criteria. Google also gives you the option of sharing pictures based on your preference. You can choose to share pictures from a particular date.
“For sharing all your photos with that special someone, you can use shared libraries. Let’s say Daniel wants to share his library with his wife, Leslie. Starting in the menu bar in the top left, he selects “Share your library” and enters Leslie’s email address. He can share his entire photo library, or just photos of specific people, such as photos of Leslie, or photos of their daughter. He can also give Leslie access only to photos starting from a certain day, such as the day they first met.”
Both features suggested sharing and shared libraries are rolling out to iOS and Android phones before the end of the week. The fact that the suggested sharing feature is powered by Google’s AI technology makes it remarkable, and could make photo sharing faster for users.
Last March, Google Photos rolled out a feature that lets you back up your pictures even in an area with a low or poor internet connection. The most fascinating thing about the feature is that your photos will be backed up when you are in an environment or area where the Wi-Fi connection is good. In an area where the network is poor, your picture will be automatically backed up in a lightweight preview until a strong network is available. This makes it absolutely easy to back up your photos and not lose them because of poor connection.
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