Monday 20 February 2017

Google Photos albums are now Smarter

Daniel Anderson

Published 24/03/2016 | 07:36

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Google Photos has a load of ways to make sharing your moments easier than ever, and now it will dynamically create albums too

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If you're not using Google Photos you really should be - it's a great way to curate and keep your photos and videos online, and it's totally free to use for unlimited storage at a relatively decent resolution. And now it's even better.

The free app on Android and iOS and the web now features Smart Albums. After you've been on a trip, it will automatically take note of what you were up and create a folder of your best snaps from the day including who were with and what you got up to. The software will also add location pins and handy maps which track your progress, which will look especially great if you covered a lot of ground.

Here's how it all comes together.

It's very slick and the software is getting better and better at knowing when you took a good shot and when the camera just awkwardly slipped. On paper this looks very like the way Google Photos used to create Stories automatically, with the same elements of photos, videos and location pins. The difference this time seems to be that you can build you own albums anytime, and also that you can add captions easily.

However these experiences are served up to users, it's still a great feature to have. And all the more so because it's entirely free. Smart Albums are on the Android and iOS apps and desktop now.

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