Google Photos’ latest feature is inspired by Instagram Stories

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Google late last week revealed new updates for Google Photos that will let you better access and keep your favourite memories.

“Starting today, you’ll see photos and videos from previous years at the top of your gallery in a new feature we’re calling Memories,” Google said on its blog.

This means that users will now see an Instagram Stories-like feature on Google Photos. The difference is that you get to see your own photos, rather than posts from followers and friends.

“We’re using machine learning to curate what appears in Memories, so you don’t have to parse through many duplicate shots, and you can instead reflect on the best ones, where the photos have good quality,” the company also explained.

Fortunately, you can turn the feature off or block certain time periods and people from appearing in Memories.

Users will also be able to search for text in photos, a feature Google Photos announced last month.

In the United States, Google Photos further features options to order photo and canvas prints in various sizes.

“We’ll also give you suggestions for the best photos to print on canvas,” Google said.

The company also noted that a new “ongoing, private conversation” where users can share Google Photos with others will be available in the coming months.

Feature image: Google

Shereesa Moodley


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