Google Photos Update Automatically Creates Albums With Your Best Pics [VIDEO]

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If you’re quick to take pics but then procrastinate organizing them into an album, the latest Google Photos update is the life hack you’ve been waiting for. The service’s users can now create what Google has dubbed “smarter albums.” These are photo albums that are created automatically after an event or trip, without any instruction or prompt from the user.

The automated “smarter albums” feature curates an assortment of your best photos, along with additional details, including the distance you traveled, and location pins. The helpful new feature can also ID a photo’s content, such as landmark buildings. The photos that Google deems your best are selected using a number of machine learning techniques. Google then suggests the created album to the user, who can then customize it with a text option, add maps, or share it with friends. They can even invite other users to collaborate on the album by adding their own pics.

In the event that Google Photos doesn’t create a “best of” themed album for you, the option to create one yourself is always there.

The Google Photos update and “smarter albums” feature is available starting today on Android, iOS, and the web.

[Tech Crunch]

Photo Credit: Google

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