Google Photos is more than just an app for storing your photos. While on the surface it's primarily for backing up photos, there are more ways to edit and share hidden inside. You also have some serious control over every aspect of the photos. This goes from which folders get backed up, to the image quality you upload your photos to, to seeing the photos that you have shared in the past. It gives you a solid place to store and sync all of your photos so that you never lose one again.
How to set up Google Photos
Google Photos aims to be your one-stop shop for all of your Photos. Before you can start to take advantage of the many things you can do by using Google Photos, you need to know the basics. This includes things like choosing your image upload quality, understanding the Google Photos Assistant, and choosing which device folders get synced with Google Photos.
Share your photos with friends
Google Photos makes it so easy to share your memories and photos with friends, family, and colleagues. You have control over who can see the photos that you share, and even set up specific folders for sharing.
- How to share photos with Google Photos
- How to share your photo library with someone in Google Photos
- Google Photos Library: An in-depth look at the next big thing in photos
Manage your photos
When it comes to keeping track of all of your photos, Google makes that easy for you to. You can create new folders, share specific folders, and even add to existing folders, or allow folks to collaborate and add their own photos to the folder you have invited them to.
- How to manage existing albums, and create new ones
- How to create collages, animations, and movies with Google Photos
- How to transfer your photos from an iPhone to Android
- How to use the archive feature in Google Photos
- How to reclaim phone storage with Google Photos' Free Up Space feature
Google Photos has plenty of additional features that you might not have heard about. Just because features are hidden a bit under the surface doesn't mean that you shouldn't check them out, though. With powerful photo editing built right in, there are some things you may not have seen about Google Photos.
- How to edit photos in Google Photos
- The best part of a vacation is Google Photos
- Google Photos now recognizes your pets as people
- Google photos now uses AI to automatically create photo books for you
- How to design and order Google Photo Books
- How to recover photos from a deceased loved one's Android phone
- How to transfer photos from OneDrive to Google Drive and Google Photos
- How to export a GIF from a Motion Photo in Google Photos
- Google Photos is being updated with Favorite and Like buttons
- How to use Google Lens in Google Photos
Are you a fan of Google Photos?
Google Photos delivers a great app that can be used to share, save, upload, and even edit, your photos. With plenty of features that are easy to use, it becomes a great storage tool for the photos you take every day. Do you use Google Photos for storing your snapshots? Be sure to drop us a line in the comments and tell us about it.
Update, May 2018: This article has been updated with all the latest links and relevant Google Photos information.
Do you think smartphones can compete with professional cameras?
Smartphone cameras have seen a lot of advancements over the years. Do you think we're at the point where they can compete with professional camera gear?
Global phone sales set to hit a 10-year low, recovery likely next year
According to research firm CCS Insight, the COVID-19 outbreak could slow the global mobile phone market by 13% this year, with shipments predicted to hit a 10-year low. Sales of 5G phones, however, are expected to grow significantly, despite the overall slump in demand.
Zoom apologizes over security and privacy issues and freezes new features
Zoom has issued a public apology over several security and privacy flaws highlighted in its service. It has vowed to freeze new features for 90 days whilst it fixes them.
Use these messaging apps to keep up with your friends and family
With all our phones can do these days, communicating with them can sometimes be forgotten in lieu of games, videos, and practicing your selfie game. Get back in touch with your friends and family with these messaging apps. And some of these include some of those games so you can play along with whoever you're messaging.