Last week we told you that a teardown of the latest version of Google Photos revealed some interesting new features: album collaboration, people labeling, Chromecast support, and more. Now we’ve learned thanks to a new report that Google is planning to make these exact three features official at its Nexus and Chromecast event tomorrow…
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Google Photos launched at Google I/O as part of Google’s plan to split Google+ into three products: stream, Photos, and Hangouts. With that split, however, Google neglected to bring complete feature parity. The Google Photos app, for example, launched without support for Chromecast — something that was supported previously in Google+.
And with tomorrow’s focus on Chromecast (Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices are expected to debut as we’ve exclusively reported), it makes sense that Google is reintroducing this feature to Photos. The app is also said to be getting the ability to share your photo albums with friends, as well as easily tag people the app doesn’t auto-tag.
Evidence of these features first popped up in Google Photos 1.5, which you can download right now on the Play Store. Google will likely push another update tomorrow after the features are officially announced. The company’s September 29th event will also mark the introduction of the Nexus 5X and 6P, as well as several other products.