Google Photos Gains 'Favorite' Feature and Shared Album 'Hearts'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Google Photos is set to plug a couple of holes in its basic feature set over the next few days, bringing it in line with similar functions available in Apple Photos.

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    Up until now, the cloud-based photo service has lacked the ability to favorite photos, but that's about to change. Google says it's rolling out an option for users to tap a star in the upper right of any photo in their library, and the photos will be automatically added to a new Favorites album.

    Google Photos will also soon let users "heart" photos that have been shared with them, which essentially functions the same way the "Like" button does in Apple's Shared Photo Albums, adding a touch of social interaction to the service.


    Google has promised additional Photos features powered by some AI innovations the company showcased at its I/O event earlier this month. They include suggested quick edits to improve images, color pop, and the ability to colorize old photos.

    Google Photos is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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  2. martyjmclean macrumors member

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    Finally! The lack of a Favourites album was one of my pet peeves about Google Photos.
     
  3. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Is this still macrumors? Sure seems to be an increased amount of non Mac headlines/coverage.
     
  4. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but it still has Google’s algorithms and who-knows what else crawling all over your family’s photos.

    Love iCloud Photo Library.
     
  5. xDENTALPLANx macrumors newbie

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    Whilst some of what they showed off at the recent I/O (particularly colouring old black and white photos) looks pretty cool, I could never trust google to manage my family photos.
     
  6. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    Says a lot about Apple's recent string of innovations. Oh wait....
     
  7. dooganau macrumors newbie

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    After the initial long upload to Googles unlimited storage, Google photos very impressive. The accuracy of search is amazing as well (as one would expect from them). I understand privacy concerns, but this is the world we live in now. Something is always parsing the data no matter who you are with and what they claim.
     
  8. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I don't care about Google Photos. I just want Apple to let me move my stuff from my camera roll into individual folders.
     
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    Insularity isn't a laudable trait. It leads to multiple articles about watch bands and animoji.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    A post of this type comes up from someone in various articles here and there for years and years--so, yeah, it's still MacRumors, just as it has been for a long time.
     
  11. -BigMac- macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like the feature Apple has had for years.. where the ‘Apple copies everything” Samsung boys at?
     
  12. Razeus macrumors 603

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    I'm just here to see all of the Google misinformation from Apple users.
     
  13. WBRacing macrumors 6502a

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    Good job that Facebook thing proved such a flop. Imagine what they would/could do...
     
  14. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. Depends how you use facebook though. Admittedly some take & store all of their photos on that service.

    I’m very selective about which photos I upload to facebook, and I’m never going to trust them with my entire library.
     
  15. iDiots macrumors member

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    Could you trust Facebook
     

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