Microsoft's OneDrive adds Pokémon Go image detector as part of latest update

Microsoft is rolling out new updates to its OneDrive image and file storage service. It includes a way for people to quickly identify and find any images taken from the Pokémon Go game.


In a blog post (opens in new tab): Microsoft stated:

A lot of players take screenshots of their captured Pokémon to show off to their friends—both digitally and in person. We had to make it easier for you to find all your Pokémon screenshots, so we went to work and partnered with Microsoft Research to bring a Pokémon detector to OneDrive. When you have the OneDrive app on your phone and camera upload is turned on, the screenshots you take from the game are automatically saved to OneDrive and 150 Pokémon are identified for your searching and viewing pleasure. You can also search for your favorite Pokémon by name.


Microsoft is also adding a feature that automatically creates a photo album in a OneDrive account:

OneDrive detects whenever you take a few photos in a short period of time, in a particular location. The highest quality photos are then selected and put into an album. You are even notified when they're ready to view and share on, in our mobile apps or via the Windows 10 Photos app. In addition, to celebrate all of the fun stuff you do over the weekend, on Monday morning albums from your weekend photos are automatically created.

In addition, Microsoft has added search in OneDrive's "All photos" view, along with dedicated view for folders that contain many images. There's also a new "On this day" view in OneDrive accounts:

We love discovering photos we've taken in the past, and this view updates every day with images you have taken over the years on that same day. It's a great way to relive birthdays or anniversaries or to remember old family vacations.

John Callaham
  • Why the **** would i want OneDrive searching for Pokemon Go stuff? I mean seriously...Once the fad dies down are they going to patch that out?
  • It will just be. A feature that will stay lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • out of all the other actually useful features they add in this? On a dime and quick too... Micro$oft: We hope you fill your 5GB free quota we lowered it and then released this for infinite money... Every company hopping on Hype train now lol Posted via the awesome Nexus 6P 111GB on T-Mobile :3
  • It is BUSINESS after all... if they make or think they will make some money off of it would they choose not to? Only an idiot would choose to not make money if they are running a company. Do I think they will make money off of it... wait... actually I don't care, but they do. So, you can't get mad at them for that.
  • Too bad I got 30gb on OneDrive for life Posted from my Moto X 2nd gen and my Nexus 9 both on Android Marshmallow
  • I have a Windows Phone, which pits me at 20g free storage, but I currently have over a Terabyte. Pity Pokemon Go isn't on Windows Phone, maybe I could use of some of this cloud storage I have lol
  • I find this pretty ironic given that windows phone doesn't have Pokemon go .... Posted via the Android Central App
  • How exactly try is it ironic? OneDrive is on android and ios too Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't like the camera roll (pictures by date) type thing nor do I want an app creating albums for me of what it thinks that I would like to see. I keep all of my pictures in folders/albums that I created then I back them up to my own computer. I do like the idea of saving things to the cloud, and in fact use OneDrive to back up the content on my laptop. But, I do not like the way that most of these cloud services handle photos. It is up to me to decide how to sort my pics, not them.