Yesterday, Google Photos’ product lead, David Lieb, took to Twitter to ask users for direct feedback about the app. The goal, as he said, was to be made aware of outstanding bugs, possible performance improvements, and most importantly feature requests. The conversation lasted for many hours, during which David replied to many of the messages sent, confirmed a few features are coming, and heard what everyone had to say.
Topping the upcoming features is the ability to manually tag a face, which is said to be on the roadmap. Read MoreGoogle Photos product lead confirms manual face tags, timestamp edits on Android, and other features in the works was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
When Google introduced Top Shot to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it was viewed as a lifesaver for blurry shots, jittery shots, friends who’ve had too many shots (you know who they are), or just bad happenstance. Owners of other Pixel phones were a little jealous and wondered if the feature would ever make it back to their model. Well, the official answer is “no,” but if Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners happen to receive a Motion Photo taken on a Pixel 3, they should be able to see and save those Top Shots. Read MoreGoogle confirms Top Shot isn’t coming to the Pixel 2, despite some seeing “dots” in Motion Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google’s Pixel Stand does not come cheap, but you’d naturally expect it to work flawlessly if you decided to drop $79 on it. Well, Google might have some work to do there. Some Pixel Stand owners are beginning to complain that photo frame mode, one of the exclusive Pixel Stand features, just doesn’t work.
In the Pixel Stand settings, you can configure your Pixel 3 or 3 XL to show a slideshow of your Google Photos content. Read MoreThe Pixel Stand’s photo frame mode is busted for some people was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don’t want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I’m going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes. Read MoreUpdate Notes for YouTube, Google+, YouTube Music, Google Camera, Photos, and Wear OS (October 28, 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Google Photos started rolling out Live Albums a couple of weeks ago. The feature, while simple in that it lets you automatically add faces to albums, is a little more complex than that. In this article, I will explore a few of the intricacies of Live Albums and help you make the most out of the feature.
In order for Live Albums to work, you need to have photo backups and face grouping enabled in the Google Photos app. Read More7 Tips and tricks to make the most of Google Photos Live Albums was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Update 1: 2018/10/26 4:06pm PDT
Sure enough, this 10,000-photo limit is formally codified, though it’s not specific to just Live Albums. In its Photos support documentation, Google confirms the 10,000 limit for private albums,
Live Albums rolled out to Google Photos a few weeks ago, but as users got excited and started creating their automated albums of people and pets, some of them noticed an upper limit that wasn’t exactly publicized: a Live Album can only contain 10,000 pics and no new ones will be added after that limit has been reached. Read More[Update: Confirmation + starting fresh] Google Photos Live Albums are limited to 10,000 photos, won’t add more after that was written by the awesome team at Android Police.