Today, Google announced a new Photos app that is able to store, organize, backup, and share your images.
One of the biggest features of the new app is that Photos will automatically analyze and sort your images. Users now have the ability to search through their photos. For example, you can search for “snow storm in Toronto” and the app will list all photos that were taken during a snow storm while you were in Toronto.
Google is bringing their Machine Learning expertise from Google Now and Google Search to the Photos app. The algorithms developed by the Photos team allows users to find photos based on keywords.
“With Google Photos, you have the choice to share your photos and videos however you want across any service you choose, from Hangouts to Twitter to WhatsApp. But even then, it’s still remarkably difficult to share a lot of photos just with friends and family and keep the ones shared with you—it usually involves a lot of downloading and re-uploading across a number of different services. We wanted to make sharing much simpler and more reliable.
You can now take any set of photos and videos, or any album, and simply create a link to share hundreds of photos at once. The recipient can see what you shared without a special app or login, then immediately save the high-quality images to their own library with a single tap. So now it’s easier to hang on to the photos you care about even if you weren’t the one holding the camera.”
Google Photos will give users unlimited storage to backup their photos for free. In addition, the images that you back up will be stored in high resolution (up to 16MP for photos and 1080p for videos). All your photos are automatically backed up and synced so you can have peace of mind that your photos are safe, available across all your devices.
Google Photos will be available later today on iOS, Android, and the web.