Taking photos with your smartphone results in pictures ending up in a digital archive, but Google Photos wants to change that with a new monthly photo prints subscription program, currently being tested in the United States.
According to 9to5Google:
Google Photos is now trialing a “monthly photo prints” subscription program, available on the web.
Google will send you 10 prints that will be “automatically selected from your last 30 days of photos.” This subscription program is a way to “get your best memories delivered straight to your home every month.” For $7.99 per month, subscribers get 4×6 pictures printed on matte, white cardstock that features a 1/8-inch border.
Google says there are three themes you can choose from for your monthly prints:
- Most people and pets (most popular)
- Mostly landscapes
- A little bit of everything
Before your prints are mailed out, you will have the option to edit photos before they are printed. They’ll be mailed out in a cardboard envelope and Google touts they would be perfect to stick onto your fridge, gifts to friends or even framed.
Google Photos and its free storage tier offers unlimited photos and videos storage. It’s too easy to forget about photos but thanks to artificial intelligence, the company can send you 10 pictures for $7.99 USD (about $10.63 CAD).
No word on when this feature will make its way to Canada but it definitely would be worth trying, especially if you take lots of pictures of your kids and pets. Despite digital picture frames being popular on smart speakers from Google and Amazon, nothing beats holding a physical photo.
Google Photos currently offers Photo Books, starting from $17.99 CAD, which also leverages AI to find your best photos.