Google Photos adds smarter sharing, suggestions and shared libraries


Google today will begin rolling out new sharing functionality in Google Photos, first unveiled at the company’s I/O developer conference in May. Specifically, it’s launching the AI-powered Suggested Sharing feature along with Shared Libraries, both of which are designed to make the Google Photos app a more social experience, rather than just a personal collection of photo memories.

Companies for years have tried to figure out ways to leverage technology in order to get users to share the photos snapped on their smartphone with others.

Early apps like Flock (which Google bought) tried using location to tie different sets of photos together, even when they lived on different people’s phones; others like Bundle and Cluster aimed to better organize photos into albums, thinking…

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