- Google Photos gains some additional memory-related features.
- This includes a feature called Little Patterns and memories based on more events.
Google Photos is set to cease unlimited downloads in just a few weeks, but the company has now announced a slew of new features during its I / O event if you’re planning on sticking around anyway.
For starters, the company announced a feature called Little Patterns for Memories. This basically groups together visually similar photos and turns it into a collection.
“From the end of the summer, when we find a set of three or more photos that share things like shape or color, we’ll highlight these little designs for you in your memories,” he explained. company in a blog post, giving an example of someone wearing the same backpack over the years.
Google has also confirmed that it is rolling out two new memory-related features today, as it delivers the best times of the month and highlights of the trip. Later this year, he will be deploying memorabilia based on events such as Diwali, Hannukah, and the Lunar New Year.
The search giant is also offering a new moving image feature called Cinematic Moments. This uses machine learning to synthesize the movement between two almost identical photos. Check out the GIF below to see how it works.
What if there are some memories you don’t really want to see again? Well, the company says it already offers the option to hide photos of specific people or time periods and adds that it is adding more controls (without detailing what to expect in that regard). But Google says it will make it easier to find these existing options “later this summer.”
Google also introduced a locked folder feature in Photos, allowing you to hide specific photos behind a fingerprint or PIN. You can find out more in our dedicated article here.
Do these features (and features like this) affect your decision to stay or leave Google Photos? Let us know in the comments.