11 Ways Google Photos can Make Your Life Easier
Google Photos is a photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google.
Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes pictures, identifying various visual features and subjects.
Here are some ways Google Photos makes your life easier:
- Never lose a memory: Any photos you delete are backed up to your private album in the cloud so that you won’t lose them. You can rest easy knowing you have a second copy of all your memories.
- Ability to search what you see: Let’s say you took a picture of your friend’s dog last weekend, but can’t remember their name. Now it’s easy to search across all of your photos for that dog.
- Share with anyone: You decide who sees what, when – and even how long they can see it for. No more texting or emailing photos back and forth. Just share a link or album with whoever you want.
- Free up space on your device: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Once backed up, all your photos are removed from your device’s storage so that you can make room for more memories.
- The app allows users to upload media to cloud storage.
- Users can automatically back up their photos and videos using mobile apps for Android or iOS.
- Turn on “Auto Backup” to sync
- Users can manually create albums (called “Collections”) based on geotagged photos on a map.
- The app allows users to share their images through email or text messages to other users, as well as through social networks such as Facebook.
- Users can also save their images as private web links which they can share with others.
- Once you’ve backed up your photos and videos, you can view them from any device or computer. You don’t need to plug in your camera, find a cable, or insert an SD card.
Google Photos Features
- The service offers apps for the Android and iOS operating systems and a website that allows users to see their photos or view them by date taken or other criteria.
- A “Free Up Space” feature allows Google Photos users to delete locally stored copies of their media that are already backed up remotely.
- The Photos service analyzes and organizes images into groups and can identify features such as beaches, skylines, or sunsets as well as objects.
- Search: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places, and things in them – no tagging required.
- Sharing: Shares hundreds of photos in one go – without having to send individual photos or attachments.
- Free up space on your device with unlimited storage for your photos and videos from Google Photos.
- Google Photos is a home for all your photos and videos, automatically organized and easy to share.
- Unlimited photo storage: Upload as many high-quality photos as you want, for free.
- Free up space on phone: Photos taken are backed up to the cloud, freeing up space on your mobile device.
- Access anywhere: Your photos are stored in Google Photos, which you can access anywhere at photos.google.com or through the mobile app.
- Organization: Google Photos’ search function helps you find any photo instantly.
How to use Google Photos
- Go to Google Photos
- Sign in to your Google Account.
- At the top left, tap Menu.
- Tap Settings Back up & sync. If you’ve run out of storage, scroll down and tap Turn off backup.
- To turn backup on again, follow the same steps and select Turn on backup.
You can also store unlimited photos for free with Google (if you’re willing to have them compressed to lower quality), or pay for more storage if you have a lot of high-quality images.
A big part of the appeal is that it comes from Google, so it’s tightly integrated with other services you may use. That’s helped it become one of the most popular photo apps out there, with more than 1 billion downloads in the Play Store alone.
And Google Photos isn’t just for G Suite users. Everyone can use it.