Google Photos Stories May 18

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.

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Google Photos Stories May 11

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.

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Google Photos Stories May 4

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.

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Google Photos Stories April 27

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

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.

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Google Photos Stories April 21

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.

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Google Photos Stories April 20

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.

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Google Photos Stories April 13

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

Google Photos appears to be adding a new “snippet” feature that will highlight the prominent portions of your uploading video content.

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Google Photos Stories March 23

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?

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Google Photos Stories March 22

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.

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Google Photos Stories March 14

If you’ve been using Google Photos for any amount of time, you know that photos can stack up fast. That’s why you need to know how to export Google Photos safely if you ever need to move to a different service, like Apple’s iCloud. This guide will explain how you can use Takeout, a service by Google, in order to export your images.

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Google Photos Stories March 10

As part of its almost constant evolution, the Google Photos app for Android is set to gain expanded Portrait Blur effects which will work on older images and even more subjects.

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In recent weeks, Google has been testing and slowly rolling out a number of new features for Messages on Android. The company announced today that iMessage reactions, Google Photos integration, and several other capabilities will soon widely launch.

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Google Photos Stories March 9

Chrome OS will soon have a way to set your wallpaper to one of your favorite images or albums from Google Photos.

Update: This feature is now available in the latest Chrome OS Canary builds, allowing us to see Google Photos integration in action.

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Google Photos Stories March 8

Google Photos is now surfacing some of your best photos over the past few months with the rollout of the “Best of Winter 2021” Memories collection.

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Google Photos Stories February 19

Messages picked up a navigation drawer redesign and Google Photos integration at the start of this month, but it has yet to become widely available even on the beta channel. Users that have it noticed today that image upload capability has disappeared. 

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Google Photos Stories February 7

How to use Magic Eraser on Pixel 6, and what to do if it’s missing

Magic Eraser is a fantastic feature on the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. While it isn’t perfect, it can make your photos that much better by removing unwanted background objects. 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 February 4

One of the core selling features of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro appears to have a problem courtesy of the latest Google Photos update. It seems that Magic Eraser is causing the Google Photos app to crash on Pixel 6 devices.

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Google Photos Stories February 2

As Google starts rolling out iMessage reaction translations, Messages is readying a navigation drawer that surprisingly bucks the company’s recent design trend. Meanwhile, we have more details on how Google Photos media uploads will work.

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Google Photos Stories January 31

Today is the last day that owners of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL can get unlimited backups in Google Photos at “Original quality.” It was quite a unique perk for Google’s first three phones that could have been a tremendous differentiator – economic realities aside – if continued.

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Google Photos Stories January 18

What is Google Photos’ Locked Folder feature and how does it work?

With every photo you take backing up to the cloud, it’s a little hard to feel like much is private. Fortunately, Google Photos has a feature called Locked Folder that allows you to keep personal hidden away. Here’s how it works.

Google Photos Stories January 10

Google Photos makes it extremely easy to keep all of your photos in one place, safely in the cloud. Whichever device you use, the service allows you to keep your photos backed up. Follow along to learn everything you need to know about backing up your images to Google Photos.

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Google Photos Stories January 3

For the longest time, Google Photos has allowed users to control whether videos can automatically upload over cellular. A recent Google Photos for Android update quietly removed that particular video backup setting and replaced it with a “daily limit” that was first introduced in India.

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Google Photos Stories January 2

You can disable grid autoplay in Google Photos for Android

In mid-2019, Google introduced live previews for videos in the main timeline of the Photos app. This autoplay behavior in the Google Photos for Android grid can now be disabled. 

Google Photos Stories December 25, 2021

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 5 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!

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Google Photos Stories December 20, 2021

Stephen Curry last week broke the all-time record for three-pointers made in NBA history, and to celebrate Google Photos is out with a new ad featuring pictures and videos from his personal library.

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Google Photos Stories December 17, 2021

What are Google Photos’ Cinematic photos and how do they work?

Google Photos has a few tricks up its sleeves, including one called Cinematic photos. This feature turns your ordinary photos into vivid and realistic moving photos. So, how do Cinematic photos work, and how can you create them? Follow along as we take a deep dive into Google Photos’ Cinematic photos.

Google Photos Stories December 14, 2021

Google Photos “Memories” carousel is now starting to appear more widely on the web client after first being confirmed as launching on the desktop version back in October.

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Google Photos Stories December 9, 2021

Google Photos is rounding out the year with upgraded camera animations for “Cinematic photos,” as well as the wide availability of several Memories-related features.

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Google Photos Stories December 8, 2021

Google Photos has begun surfacing what it believes are your finest photos as part of the “Best of 2021” Memories collection.

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Google Photos Stories December 3, 2021

Way back in June, Google Pixel phones were the very first Android devices to gain the ability to secure images and videos behind an on-device passcode or biometrics. After confirming that more devices would get access soon, it appears that the Locked Folder feature in Google Photos is now arriving on non-Pixel Android devices.

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Google Photos Stories December 1, 2021

Google Photos is gaining more directly curated holiday-themed Memories collections to help you reminisce about previous celebrations.

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Following Gmail last week, Play Books, Google Photos, and YouTube Music are set to get new widgets on Android.

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Google Photos Stories November 13, 2021

[Update: Fix coming] Google Photos 5.67 update removes Magic Eraser feature from Pixel 6 devices

One of the exclusive Pixel 6 features that’s gathered a lot of attention is Magic Eraser. As fun as it is, though, it depends on specific releases of the Google Photos app, and the latest Photos update on Pixel 6 seems to remove Magic Eraser from the app entirely.

Google Photos Stories November 12, 2021

With last year’s Pixel phones, Google introduced new machine learning-powered editing tools that later came to all Android devices with Google One. iOS users with a One subscription now have access to those new filters in Google Photos.

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Google Photos Stories November 5, 2021

Google is all-in on Rich Communication Services (RCS) as its main consumer messaging strategy. That said, Google Messages is working on the ability to have video usually sent over MMS be sent using Google Photos instead.

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Google Photos Stories November 1, 2021

The Google Photos “Your memories” widget introduced in August is set to get a Material You upgrade that will let you customize the shape, just like in the Pixel 6 promo videos.

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Google Photos Stories October 29, 2021

Google Photos Locked Folder will be coming to iOS ‘early’ next year

Introduced earlier this year to Pixel phones, the “Locked Folder” feature in Google Photos adds an extra layer of security to your most sensitive captures. Soon, the Google Photos will add support for Locked Photos on iOS devices, too.

Google Photos Stories October 20, 2021

Following the Nest Hub, the “Memories” carousel will soon be available in Google Photos on the web to let you feel nostalgic “no matter what device you’re on.”

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Google Photos Stories October 11, 2021

Google Photos ‘Memories’ coming directly to Nest Hub ‘Your day’ tab

Google Photos and Assistant Smart Displays are the perfect combination of hardware and software. That requires setting the appropriate clock today, but the Google Photos integration is getting deeper, with Memories soon set to appear in the Nest Hub “Your day” tab. 

Google Photos Stories October 4, 2021

Google Photos has now added the ability to edit the time and date of when an image or video in your library was taken directly from your Android phone.

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Google Photos Stories October 1, 2021

Outside of Workspace apps, Google Camera, Clock, Contacts, and Phone have already been updated with the company’s new design language. Google Photos is the latest app to get Material You, though it’s a work in progress.

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Google Photos Stories September 23, 2021

Back in June, Pixel phones were the first to receive the ability to secure images and videos behind a passcode. Google today confirmed that the Locked Folder in Photos is set to soon arrive on all other Android devices.

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Google Photos Stories September 20, 2021

With the launch of iOS 15 and iPad OS 15, Google announced a handful of app updates to support the latest platform features today. This includes new XL widgets, Focus mode, and Spotlight support.

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Google Photos Stories September 10, 2021

Google Photos may cost more now, but it still remains one of the best backup services out there for clearing storage on your phone and backing up your photos and videos to the cloud. Now, the Google Files app can automatically delete media from Pixel smartphones that has already been backed up with a feature called “Smart Storage.”

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Google Photos Stories September 8, 2021

Soft and hardcover photo books were the first Google Photos print product, and the lineup has since expanded to several other offerings. Google Photos is now letting you get prints in more sizes and as a delivery instead of having to pick them up in a store.

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