04 March 2020
There is no doubt that Google Photos is one of the best apps to store and manage one's photos. It even lets you relive memories by automatically reminding you about photos from a particular day. Now, Google has released a new feature that is expected to make your photo sharing experience a lot more convenient.
Google Photos now has private chat support so that you can share those one-off photos and videos with ease. It eliminates the need for creating a dedicated shared album and adding members just for sharing one photo. This new feature works exactly the way you share photos on social media networks and instant messaging apps.
You simply need to select the photo of your choice and tap on the sharing icon. This will show you a list of supported apps on your device but will also show you a row of contacts using the Photos app. You can also manually search for any user if you are not seeing him in the row. There is also an option for you to add a text aka comment if you want and yes, you can share a photo with multiple users at the same time.
Once the photo is shared, you will be able to see the same under the Sharing section. The best thing about this feature is that it allows users to have a conversation about shared photos. They can also 'like' and save any photo to their own collections whenever they want. The quality of the shared photos will be the same in which they were backed up.
Google has specifically mentioned that it is not aiming to replace existing chat apps with this new feature. It is simply a better way of sharing photos via Google Photos, especially when there are not enough photos for you to create a dedicated sharing album. This feature will be rolled out to Android, iOS, and web over the coming weeks.