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Google Photos introduces a monthly print service for $6.99

Google Photos is a great service for backing up the images you take every day. Because it holds so many of our memories, it's also a good place for finding your favorite photos to print out. Google capitalized on this fact by launching a same-day print service in conjunction with Walmart and CVS. In the...

The Google Pixel 5’s Portrait Light feature rolls out to older Pixel phones

The Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G were both recently announced as part of Google's Pixel lineup. We've already covered both smartphones as well as the smaller, non-5G Pixel 4a in plenty of detail before. As expected, these Pixel phones have amazing cameras and are priced much more competitively compared to previous offerings from...

Google Photos tests Premium Print Series, a monthly subscription service that prints your best photos

Google is allegedly working on a new “Premium Print Series” subscription that will send users prints uploaded to its Photos service every month. The search giant previously tested a similar subscription service in Google Photos that was available for $7.99 per month. That service was quietly shuttered at the end of June following the end...

Google Photos gets improved editor and suggestions feature on Android

Google Photos is rolling out a new editor UI on Android that promises to make editing your photos a lot easier. And, yes, in addition to an improved editor UI, Google is also using machine learning to power a new smart suggestions feature. With the update, Google is adding a “Suggestions” tab in the photo editing...

Google Photos is testing a new editor UI with larger buttons

Google Photos appears to be testing a new editor UI, with larger buttons that will make it easier for users to edit their photos. The service previously received a big redesign over the summer that didn't overhaul the editor UI. The changes were discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, who has a reputation for reverse-engineerings apps...

Google Photos now lets you easily find your recently uploaded pictures on Android

Google Photos is one of the best apps to preserve and relive your memories, and it keeps getting better with each update. Google recently rolled out a redesign to the Photos app on Android and iOS, adding a simplified bottom bar, a map view, and a new rounded logo. With the update, Google Photos also...

Google Photos temporarily disables image backups from Facebook, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps by default

Last week, we discovered that Google was preparing to disable Google Photos backups for a number of social media/messaging apps. The app's strings explicitly mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason, stating that "in an effort to conserve internet resources, backup & sync has been turned off" for messaging apps. Today, that change is officially...

Google Photos is getting a new logo, simpler app design, and Map View

Google appears to be quietly rolling out a brand new logo and app redesign to Google Photos. The new logo and design are live now for the iOS app, and the app was previously nearly identical across platforms, so it should be coming to Android too. Below, you can see a before and after of...

Google Photos prepares disabling backups for messaging apps due to COVID-19, video autoplay settings, and setting a profile photo

Google Photos is one of the most convenient apps for managing images and galleries. Besides letting you gather all of your images from different devices in one place, Photos also uses Google's machine learning insights to suggest which pictures can be deleted to free up space on local as well as cloud storage. Now, Google...

Google Photos tests “Explore Map” to view your photos by location

Google Photos is finally preparing to add a long-requested feature: the ability to see a map view of all the photos and videos you've taken by their location. A third-party application released last year called "Photo Map for Google Photos" enabled this feature, but now Google is making this a native feature.Google Photos 4.52 started...

Facebook’s picture transfer tool that lets you transfer images to Google Photos is now available globally

Back in December last year, Facebook launched a new tool to help users transfer their photos and videos from the platform over to Google Photos. The photo transfer tool, which was launched as part of Facebook's Data Transfer Project, was initially rolled out in Ireland and later made available in countries in Latin America, the...

Google Photos adds new controls for shared photo albums

Google Photos is arguably the company's most popular service and it continues to get better. Sharing photos is a big part of storing photos in the cloud, which is why Google makes sure it's easy to do so. Last year, Photos added a feature for sharing photos in a messenger-like UI. Now, Google is making...