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Google Photos messaging feature makes it easier to share images

Google Photos messaging feature makes it easier to share images

It's about to get a whole lot easier to share photos and videos stored in Google Photos. Starting today and rolling out over the next several days is a new Google Photos update that brings support for private messaging. Users are no longer required to download content and share it with contacts using a different app, nor do they have to continue creating and sharing albums that feature only one or two pieces of content.

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Official Facebook transfer to Google Photos tool revealed

Official Facebook transfer to Google Photos tool revealed

Today Google showed off the first version of a tool that'll allow people to transfer Facebook photos to other services. With this system, Facebook's begun work with Google Photos in Ireland. That means that while the tool is out in a very early test version, users will not be able to access said tool until it's rolled out to their region.

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Google Photos gets support for manual face tagging

Google Photos gets support for manual face tagging

Months after the feature was first revealed, Google is finally rolling out manual face tagging support to its Google Photos app. The feature builds upon Google's existing face detection algorithm, enabling users to manually specify which person the system has automatically detected. Users will know they have access to the feature when a pen icon appears in the 'People' section in the image's EXIF panel.

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Google Photos markup editing tool appears for some users

Google Photos markup editing tool appears for some users

It seems Google plans to add yet another tool to Google Photos that'll make it easier to get things done directly within the mobile app. Some users have spied the arrival of a new markup tool that enables users to draw and write on images without having to toggle to a different markup app, making it simple to scribble out content, highlight or circle objects of interest, and more.

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Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

While users can still upload Original Quality media to Google Photos with the Pixel 4 - and other devices - the unlimited storage bit does not apply. This is not the first time Google's removed the original major selling point of the Pixel lineup - it's just the first time it's come as a sort of a miniature shock. The first time this happened, it was with the Pixel 3a.

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Google Photos’ new Memories are private AI-curated stories

Google Photos’ new Memories are private AI-curated stories

Google has pushed out an update for Google Photos, adding a new 'Memories' feature that creates galleries with content from past years to highlight memorable moments. This feature is similar to the videos generated by Facebook and select other social media platforms, offering a brief look at the best parts of a particular time period, such as the previous year, as well as memorable events.

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Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Today we're looking at Google Photos latest update that includes new collaboration with CVS and Walmart for photo prints. Google Photos has access to soft and hard-cover books as well as prints of photos at "11,000 locations with print centers across the U.S." as of this week. As it is with any photo printing service via your phone or computer, this service has some fine print details which you'll want to become familiar.

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Google Photos app hints at new same-day prints feature

Google Photos app hints at new same-day prints feature

Google may be preparing a new Google Photos feature that enables users to order photo prints with same-day availability. The potential new ordering option was discovered as part of an apk teardown, hinting at an expansion of the photo books purchasing option revealed back in 2017. The printing may include a canvas prints option.

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Google Photos’ latest feature is bigger than you might think

Google Photos’ latest feature is bigger than you might think

Google Photos is getting a new feature this month, and though it might seem relatively simple on the surface, it could come in very handy for a lot of different users. This new feature, which flips the switch on optical character recognition, allows users to search their photos by the text that appears in them. So, if you're looking for a photograph of a sign or a business card, you simply need to search for the text that was captured in the image and Google Photos should return what you're looking for in search results.

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Whoops, my Gmail was held hostage to Google storage fees again

Whoops, my Gmail was held hostage to Google storage fees again

Earlier today I happened upon the Android app called Photo Map. This app was developed by Levion Software, and it seems to deliver exactly the service it intended to provide. Much like a similar iPhone/iOS feature that's been in play for several years, this "Photo Map" app creates a lovely spread of photos the user took and uploaded to Google Photos. For that, it's a great piece of work, and the developer deserves their accolades. What I did not expect was that this app would remind me to check my email at exactly the right moment - the moment Google would deliver a foreboding message.

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Become a data hoarder or become a dependent

Become a data hoarder or become a dependent

Your grandpa and grandma were right about keeping all those buffalo nickels in a big glass jar - they were just a few decades too early. Today I'd like to direct your attention to your photo collection. You've taken hundreds or thousands of photos in the last few years, right? Do you know where all those photos ended up? If you wanted to see the first photos you ever captured using a smartphone, could you do it right now?

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Google Drive and Photos divorce: Who gets what?

Google Drive and Photos divorce: Who gets what?

Google Drive and Google Photos will soon de-sync photos and videos hosted between the two. Google suggested that "automatic sync" between the two services was just "confusing" for users, so they've decided to "simplify" the experience. Accidental deletions and appearances of counting data twice will soon be out the door - sort of.

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