Google Photos may be one of the best online services for people who love taking lots of pictures and videos with their smartphones. It combines cloud-based storage with its AI-based organization of images and clips. With these features, it’s a must for mobile photographers.
Google has added private messaging to Google Photos. This means you can now message family and friends (or random contacts) without ever leaving Google Photos. Which makes it a lot easier to share photos and videos through Google Photos.
Facebook allows you to keep all your photos and videos on the service, but what if you want to backup these memories? One option is to download your user data for safe-keeping, but the social network has also developed a new tool to upload your photos and videos to Google Photos.
Trying to capture the right moment can be a major challenge, although features like burst mode make things much easier. Google also has an alternative approach, as the new Pixel 4 series now lets you export frames from a recorded video.
It emerged last week that recent iPhones can apparently take advantage of free unlimited picture backups at original quality via Google Photos. Redditor stephenvsawyer posted the discovery to the r/apple subreddit (h/t: 9to5Mac), along with a possible explanation.
Every entry in the main line of Pixel smartphones has come with a nice perk: the ability to backup as many photos and videos as you want at their original quality through Google Photos. However, the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL photo backup system won’t allow for this.