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Technology Google Photos adds chat feature to make it easier to send and like pictures

18:11  04 december  2019
18:11  04 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Google Photos added a new chat feature just in time to share all those holiday pictures . Instead of opening up another app to share photos , users can now send photos and videos via a a chat within the app. The conversation option is rolling out over the next week to Google Photos on Android

Google Photos already offers a couple of sharing options like live albums, shared libraries and shared albums. These features primarily help you share In a bid to make simplify the process even further, Google has now added private messaging to the app. With this new feature , you’ll be able to share

Google Photos added a new chat feature just in time to share all those holiday pictures. Instead of opening up another app to share photos, users can now send photos and videos via a a chat within the app.

a close up of a logo: Google Photos has a new way to send pictures. Google© Provided by CNET Google Photos has a new way to send pictures. Google

The conversation option is rolling out over the next week to Google Photos on Android, iOS and the web. Once available, users can select a photo to send to one of their contacts directly rather than sending them a link to the image. Pictures can be saved and liked within the chat.

"This gives you one place to find the moments you've shared with your friends and family and keep the conversation going," said Google's Janvi Shah in a blog post Tuesday. "You can like photos or comment in the conversation, and you can easily save these photos or videos to your own gallery."

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Google 's Photos app is a fantastic way to manage your library of photos , with so many bells and whistles that include easy Meanwhile, Google is also adding yet another feature to the app that — granted, it might make some of you Here’s what it looks like to use the new feature within the app

An argument could be made that Google has over-indulged in its creation of way too many The company is rolling out a way to directly message photos and chat with another user or users within Here, you’ll be able to see the photos and videos you each shared, comments, text chats and likes .

a screenshot of a cell phone: A quick look at how to start a chat in Google Photos. Google© Provided by CNET A quick look at how to start a chat in Google Photos. Google

To start, users will need to click on a picture in Google Photos, hit the share button and look for the "Send in Google Photos" option. A list of contacts will show up, but only those who are signed in with Google can view the conversation. To get send pictures to more people, there's also an option to create a group chat.

a close up of a logo: A quick look at how to start a chat in Google Photos. © Google

A quick look at how to start a chat in Google Photos.

Google Photos simplifies photo-sharing experience with integration of chat feature .
Google has added a new Photos feature that makes it easier for users to share single photos and videos. Instead of having to create an entire album, then adding a single photo that you want to share with friends and family, Google's launch of a tool on the platform Monday simplifies the process of sharing one-off photos and videos. The company introduced private conversations to the Photos app, which allows users to send individual images and clips to various people in individual ongoing chats. In addition to sharing media, the conversation lets users send text-based messages back and forth like a conventional messaging tool.

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