Google Photos can help you remember to share your photos

File photo: A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)

Google is the move of a mobile-first AI-first mentality, and CEO, Sundar Pichai explained in the Google I/O today, and you can see that in action via Google Photos, which gets an upgrade to help you more easily share your photos.

With the Proposed Sharing, Google Photos will tell you which pictures he thinks you should share and who would like to see. Did you snap a lot of photos at your sister’s graduation? Google Photos can automatically choose the best photos and ask if you want to send them to you sister, mother, father or someone else to see in the photos. When your friends receive, Google Photos will also remind them to take their photos as well.

The idea is that Google bug your friends to share photos, so that you do not have to. “You can finally receive and share with all photos that are really important to you, without the work,” Google says.


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If you still don’t trust that you get the photos you want, Google Photos is also adding Shared Libraries. This is probably more for someone who you really trust, like your partner, because you can choose to have all the photos you snap and upload to Google Photos automatically in their account.

If you do not want to share everything, you can only share photos with certain people, such as your children. Or, if you don’t want them snooping around your photos of the past decade, only sharing snaps of a specific date and later.

“Gone are the days of begging your partner for those special photos only stored on the phone,” says Google.

Look for a Sharing tab on Android, iOS and web in the coming weeks.

For an old-school legacy, meanwhile, Google also announced the Photo-Books, which are exactly what they seem. Peruse of Google images and the creation of physical books from your photos, starting at $9.99. The modern part of this equation is that Google the Pictures of these books on his own, collect your best photos and suggests that perhaps you’d like a nice souvenir of that Halloween or housewarming party you had? You can go with a Googlebot-made book or adjustments of your own purchase.

Photo albums are now on sale in the US via the web available on the Android and iOS apps next week; a 20-page paperback book for $ 9.99 or as a hardcover for $ 19.99.

The upgrades come as Google Photos, now two years old, tops 500 million monthly users.

Also on the I/O today, Google announced upgrades to Google Home page and started with the Google Assistant on iOS. Also plagued self, Daydream is enabled VR headsets, of HTC and Lenovo and more Android-O details.

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