Google today announced the latest update to its Glass project, adding three new features for those who have shelled out $1,500 for the wearable device. The new additions include photo and video backup, an option to clear photos and videos from the timeline, and smarter phone answering.

The first of three works exactly as you’d expect: backing up photos and videos can take a lot of bandwidth, so Glass only backs up when you’re plugged in and on Wi-Fi. That being said, you can also now can force a backup whether you are using your cellular connection or Wi-Fi. Just swipe to the Auto Backup card in Settings and tap to start a backup.


Next, you can now clear photos and videos from your timeline. This doesn’t seem like a major addition, but Google says it is “one of our top community requests.” Instead of clearing each item manually, you can now clear all your photos and videos from your timeline by tapping the Auto Backup card and then swiping forward to free up storage space.

Lastly, this Google Glass update brings smarter phone answering. If you answer or make a call with your phone, the phone’s audio will be active, while answering or making a call with Glass will ensure Glass’ audio will be active. Best of all, phone calls will no longer route to your Glass if it’s inactive (like when the device detects that you’re not wearing it).

As we mentioned in our post for the last Glass update, the company still won’t say when it plans to bring back video calls. Still, nobody can complain about the faster release schedule.

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