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Google Photos gets a handy smarter album feature

Google is taking the work out of creating albums
March 23, 2016

Beginning March 22, Google Photos users may notice a new option in the app. A smarter albums feature is being rolled out that will automatically grab your best shots, pop them into a new album, and add a map with location pins for you. All you have to do is accept the suggestion from Google Photos to create the album and you’re done.

From Francois de Halleux, product manager for Google Photos:

Starting today, after an event or trip, Google Photos will suggest a new album for you, curated with just your best shots. It’ll also add maps to show how far you traveled and location pins to remember where you went—because it’s not always easy to recall the late-night diner you hit on your road trip, or which campsite you pitched the tent in when arriving after dark.

- Google Blog

More features

While this is rolling out to iOS, Android, and Web users today, you can also update albums you create on your own while you wait for the feature to arrive. Here is what you can do:

  • Add text captions
  • Map the photos
  • Include location pins
  • Enable collaboration with others

Edit your albums

Edit your albums

Tap an album to edit and then add text, a location, and a map.

Recent updates

Google continues to update the Google Photos app to make it more robust all the time. Just a few weeks ago, the ability to back up and view Live Photos was added, which you can read about in Google Photos update arrives with support for Apple’s Live Photos. Other updates within the past few months include space-saving options, shared album ability, and new ways to organize photos.

you can read more on previous updates:

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