Google Photos' improved AI pesters you into sharing pictures

You can also share all of your photos with another user automatically.


Google is adding ways to make photo sharing from Google Photos a lot easier. And guess what? It's powered by AI. The feature is called Suggested Share, which will remind you to share photos and even suggest the people you should share them with. The app will have a new sharing tab; it will rifle with all the stuff you've taken and then use machine learning to discover who you should send them to. And to ensure sharing happens regardless of recipient, Photos uses SMS to send shareable links, no app install required for your friends.

Shared libraries are how your photos will be shared with a certain person. You can filter by a start date for sharing, sharing photos only of specific people, and the recipient will be notified periodically when new photos are uploaded as well. Perhaps most importantly, those photos will appear in your main feed, along with photos taken by your own device.

Oh! And if you want to make your own physical photo albums, you can do that from within the app as well. Google Photos' AI is at play here too, picking only the best images to put into the album. A soft-cover book will set you back $9.99 while a hardcover book will cost double that. Premade albums are available as well. You can order starting today, and it should only take a few days for the book to arrive.

What's more, Google Lens is coming to the app. That means AI will identify the buildings you took photos of, the business' phone number based on the sign you snapped a picture of and even identifying information from a screenshot. The new Google Photos functionality will roll out on Android and iOS in the next few weeks.

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