Google Photos app, and it finally gets announced today at Google I/O. Google Photos is a free — and, again, unlimited — service, and it’s available right now on Android, iOS and the web.
But the more moments we capture, the more challenging it becomes to relive those memories. Photos and videos become littered across mobile devices, old computers, hard drives and online services (which are constantly running out of space). Google Photos automatically makes collections of your most-frequently photographed people or objects like “food” or “landscapes.”
- It’s called “Google Photos”, and will live at photos.google.com (this url currently points to part of Google+)
- They’re pitching it as having “unlimited storage”. Previous Google photo hosting services (like Picasa) ate into your Gmail/Drive/Google+ storage limits. “Unlimited” tends to come with caveats, so we’ll wait and see what exactly that entails. Caveats like…
- It sounded like photos would be capped at 16MP and will also store video, capped at 1080P.
- A new Photos app is coming to Android, iOS, and Web; it’s got better photo sorting (with things like day-by-day sorting) and a feature called “Assistant”.
Google photos allows you to do a text search of photos, like for example, type baseball, and get results pertaining to a baseball game. Sneak into the video for more info: