27 October 2017
The teardown of the latest Photos update reveals that the app will soon offer a few additional features based on the facial recognition, and can even encourage users to share the pictures with the people recognized in them.
The image recognition on Google Photos is already available but the v2.14 update will enhance this functionality, hence providing you more options associated with recognition. Some of the strings in the code of the app suggest that Google wants to allow users to quickly and easily share their photos with the people it recognizes in the pictures.
The strings found by AndroidPolice suggest that the enhanced face recognition feature will ask the user to select his face out of the group so as to identify him for later. Once selected, the feature will be helpful in suggesting “personalized search, creations, and more based on your face.” This means you can search for yourself to find more pictures.
And, according to the analysis of AndroiPolice, the “creations” are the same auto-generated albums, collages, and animations we usually see in the Assistant tab, but obviously focused on your pictures only.
The teardown of the latest update of the Google Photos also reveals one interesting feature. If you’ve identified your face, you can also give permission to the feature to identify your face in the pictures available on the other’s (friends or families) phones. This can only happen is they are in your contact list and if you’ve given permission for it to make matches.
There are also the settings for managing the new facial recognition features, so you can turn the grouping features ON and OFF or change the face you selected in the past.
You can download the APK of the update from below -
Google Photos v2.14 | Android | APKMirror