Google Photos Stories March 16
After debuting Photo Unblur on the Pixel 7 series, Google is preparing a new Video Unblur tool to make your videos look crisp and clear, along with a handful of video effects.
Google Photos Stories March 4
Following last week’s announcement, Magic Eraser is now available on all Pixel phones and for any Google One subscriber, including those on iOS.
Google Photos Stories February 23
In a rather surprising move, Magic Eraser, one of the Pixel’s best features, is coming to any user of Google Photos for Android or iOS if they’re subscribed to Google One.
Google Photos Stories February 13
PSA: Don’t update to iOS 16.3.1 if you’re a Google Photos user [U]
If you’re a Google Photos user, it looks like you should hold off on updating to iOS 16.3.1 for the moment. Users say that the update breaks compatibility with the Google Photos app for iPhone, leading to the app crashing immediately when opened.
February 14, 2023 Update: A new version of Google Photos is now available on the App Store to fix this problem.
Google Photos Stories February 10
Google Photos first rolled out the Locked Folder to Pixel phones before bringing it to other Android devices at the end of 2021, and is now working on adding cloud backup.
Google Photos Stories January 19
On Pixel phones, enabling the Camera app’s RAW+JPEG capture results in an on-device “Raw” folder. Google Photos might soon offer a more integrated experience for RAW images in the app.
Google Photos Stories January 12
Google Photos tweaks and simplifies backup terminology
To simplify backups, Google Photos has updated two terms related to the process across the mobile and web apps as well as in support documentation.
Google Photos Stories December 25, 2022
Just got a new Android smartphone for the holidays? If it’s your first one it could be a little intimidating so, to get you started, here are a few apps you should immediately install or set up on a new Android device. Alternatively, if you’re not already using these apps, it might be time to give them a shot!
Google Photos Stories December 15, 2022
Google Photos for iOS can now share Memories as more collage styles added
Google Photos introduced the ability to share its story-based Memories on Android in September, and the feature is now available for iOS, along with new collage styles for the New Year.
Google Photos Stories December 7, 2022
The latest AI-generated Memory flipbook appearing in Google Photos is the “Best of Autumn 2022” collection, which is rolling out right now.
Google Photos Stories December 6, 2022
Google Photos has long been able to estimate the location of pictures that don’t contain geodata. It previously did this using Google Account Location History but has since stopped and is giving users the ability to remove those estimates.
Google Photos Stories December 5, 2022
The Google Photos app for Android is testing a new “Search” button when viewing photos, adding personal context and face recognition to Google Lens.
Google Photos Stories December 1, 2022
Now that we’re in the thick of the holiday season, Google Photos is launching an easy way to create delightful holiday card collages, while Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen is gaining a flurry of wintry combinations.
Google Photos Stories November 4, 2022
Google Photos automatic Shared Albums: How to create and manage them for others
Sharing photos with others goes beyond sending them in messaging apps like Telegram. Google Photos Shared Albums do a great job of housing your favorite photos with friends and family – Google Photos can even add pictures of people automatically. Here’s how it works.
Google Photos Stories October 1, 2022
We now know what the Google Photos watch face we spotted last month looks like, with Play Store listings today also showing off more of Google Home and Personal Safety for the Pixel Watch.
Google Photos Stories September 26, 2022
The recently announced Memories revamp with added vertical swipe gesture is now beginning to roll out more widely in Google Photos on Android.
Google Photos Stories September 25, 2022
In recent days, Google Photos users scrolling back several years through their library have found pictures that can be best described as “corrupted.”
Google Photos Stories September 21, 2022
Watch faces that let people set pictures of their family and friends are quite popular. Ahead of the Pixel Watch, Google Photos is readying support for such an integration.
Google Photos Stories September 14, 2022
Google Photos is rolling out a number of updates to Memories, like sharing, while Android and iOS is also getting an advanced collage editor.
Google Photos Stories August 22, 2022
How to set automatic backups for Google Photos
Situations in which you lose all of your precious memories and photos are very rare, although it can happen. In those cases, it’s extremely beneficial to have backups of all of your Google Photo images stored somewhere safe. This guide will take you through creating automatic backups for Google Photos using Google Takeout, so you never have to worry about losing your pictures.
Google Photos Stories August 12, 2022
In a small tweak, Google Photos is renaming the “Archive” ability that lets you hide images and videos from the main feed to be much more obvious.
Google Photos Stories August 9, 2022
With the Pixel 6a, Google Photos launched a new “Camouflage” capability as part of Magic Eraser, and it’s now also available for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
Google Photos Stories July 30, 2022
As of late, Google has been working to add more features to Chrome’s New Tab Page, and the latest example is Google Photos integration.
Google Photos Stories July 27, 2022
Google is previewing a number of new productivity and personalization features for Chromebooks that will launch over the coming months, including a redesigned movie editor inside Google Photos.
Google Photos Stories July 25, 2022
Magic Eraser on Pixel 6 series: What you can do with it and how
Magic Eraser and Camouflage in Google Photos are fantastic features on the Google Pixel 6a, 6, and 6 Pro. While it isn’t perfect, it can make your photos that much better by removing unwanted background objects or muting them. This guide will take you through how to use it, and what might be going on if you don’t see it in Google Photos.
Google Photos Stories July 23, 2022
Magic Eraser was one of the cool new tricks that came with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but it picked up a new trick alongside the Pixel 6a in “camouflage.” Now, it’s been confirmed that Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will add the new feature in just a few days.
Google Photos Stories July 20, 2022
Google Photos: How to check an image’s data
Google Photos is all about keeping memories organized and right within reach at any time. In Google Photos, every image has a slew of data captured along with the picture itself. That includes the date, time, and even location. This guide will take you through how to access that image data for every picture in Google Photos.
Google Photos brings photo and canvas prints to Canada, Europe
Google Photos Stories July 19, 2022
The tweaks and small additions to Google Photos continues with the Info pane on the web getting a rather useful “Backed up” section.
As of late, Google Photos has been emphasizing screenshots and the Android app now offers an app shortcut to quickly view them.
Google Photos Stories July 5, 2022
Google Photos is in the midst of changing up its UI yet again, this time with a revamped pop-up UI for sharing photos and videos directly from the library.
Google Photos Stories June 13, 2022
Back in March, Google announced a spate of new features for the Messages app on Android. Most of those capabilities have rolled out since then, but there’s still a subset of Messages users that don’t have Google Photos video uploading.
Google Photos Stories June 6, 2022
One of the most useful features of Google Photos, face grouping, has landed the company in hot water in the State of Illinois, where a settlement will see Google paying out $100 million.
Google Photos is now surfacing some of your most impressive “Best of Spring 2022” images with another AI-generated Memory collection.
Google Photos Stories June 2, 2022
In an upcoming update to ChromeOS, the Gallery app is gaining a handy option to edit images and videos in Google Photos.
Google Photos Stories May 24, 2022
The latest set of “Real Tone” filters in Google Photos are designed to help show your skin in its true shade.
Google Photos Stories May 18, 2022
Google Photos recently rolled out a pair of tweaks on Android and iOS that make it easier to delete media in albums, and there’s a new date/location indicator when browsing.
Google Photos Stories May 11, 2022
Google Pixel’s Magic Eraser can soon change the color of objects
With the launch of the Pixel 6a, Google is enhancing the recently launched Magic Eraser to change the colors of background objects.
The Google Pixel lineup has added focus on accurately depicting skin tone colors. At I/O 2022 today, Google is expanding on “Real Tone” with a new set of filters for skin tones in Google Photos as well as an open-source library.
Google Photos Stories May 4, 2022
A new Chrome flag has led some to believe that ChromeOS will soon let you refresh your wallpaper every 10 seconds, but that’s not what’s happening here.
Google Photos Stories April 27, 2022
How to restore trashed photos in Google Photos
We’ve all been there. For some reason or another, a photo you want to find has ended up in the trash, and you need to find it again. Fortunately, Google Photos makes it easy to restore your pictures even after they’ve been “deleted.” This guide will explain how to restore your trashed photos in Google Photos.
Google Photos Stories April 26, 2022
Just over a year ago, Google and T-Mobile (in the US) announced that they were working together on Pixel, RCS, and YouTube TV. Google One is also part of the partnership and T-Mobile customers will soon be able to pay $15 per month for Unlimited Google Photos backup.
Google Photos Stories April 21, 2022
Google Photos appears to be testing a new chip toolbar UI to help speed up the process of using Lens and other image editing tools specifically with text-based images.
Google Photos Stories April 20, 2022
Just over four weeks ago, Google announced that Photos for Android and iOS would get pretty significant updates to two core parts of the app. That Google Photos redesign of the Library tab has now been delayed.
Google Photos Stories April 13, 2022
How to edit pictures in Google Photos and which features require Google One
Google Photos makes it easy to backup, organize, and share your memories, but did you know it has handy edit options as well? Earlier this year, Google brought more editing features to users, but quite a few are locked behind a paywall. Here’s how to edit pictures in Google Photos and what Google One subscribers get as a bonus.
Google Photos Stories April 1, 2022
Google Photos appears to be adding a new “snippet” feature that will highlight the prominent portions of your uploading video content.
Google Photos Stories March 23, 2022
Google Photos has a built-in editor, giving you the ability to really dig in and adjust your images. So what editing tools are available in Google Photos editor?
Google Photos Stories March 22, 2022
Under the auspice of spring cleaning, Google Photos is redesigning its Library and Sharing tabs over the coming weeks. There’s a focus on easier sorting of albums and shared content, as well as the introduction of various shortcuts.