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Latest Google Photos update makes sharing photos much, much easier

In a new update, Google Photos is getting sharing improvements and new automatic concept video creations.

Published onSeptember 19, 2016

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Google Photos already makes sharing multiple photos easy. Just select the photos and videos you want to send, tap the Get link button, and send that link to anyone you’d like. The problem is, not everyone uses Google Photos, and sometimes you want to send that same link to different people through different services. Now you can, thanks to a new update that’s rolling out as we speak.

Now when you click the share button, you’ll be able to select the people you’d like to share with, instead of selecting the app you’d like to share with. Say, for instance, you’d like to share photos with three different friends. If they’re on Google Photos, they’ll get a Photos notification. If you normally share to a friend via SMS, they’ll get an SMS with a link to the photos. The same goes for email. This way you no longer need to switch between applications to send photos to different people. Here’s the new feature in action:

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Google Photos is also getting better at automatic creations. In the past, Photos was able to create unique videos using your recently uploaded photos and videos. Now Google is taking that idea one step further and introducing automatic movies based on creative concepts. So instead of throwing together a short video of random photos with music on top, Photos will now create a something a little more appealing. The video below shows off one of the first concepts, which is designed to show your child growing up before your eyes:

More concepts will be on the way this week. Google says it will introduce a concept that commemorates the good times from this summer, and another one for formal events like weddings.

Both of these updates are rolling out now on Android, iOS and the web. Don’t have Google Photos? Now is a good time to try it out. Head to the Play Store link below for the download.

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