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This article was published on March 22, 2016

Google Photos now has ‘smart albums’ for those who hate managing their photos

Google Photos now has ‘smart albums’ for those who hate managing their photos
Nate Swanner
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When you get home from a vacation, the last thing you want to do is comb through your photos. Google Photos isn’t asking you to any longer, and will now create ‘smart albums’ based on location and time.

Here’s how it works: Google Photos knows the location and time you snapped photos or took video, so it can cleverly guess that the 100 photos you shot at the coast last weekend was a trip you may like to remember. From there, it places those photos in their own folder.

If you were on the move — say a road trip — Photos would even put a nice little Map in the folder with your route plotted along with the images. You can also add captions to images, and allow others to collaborate to the album.

Some may find it all a bit creepy, though. It’s a user-friendly feature, but evidence Google Photos knows a lot about you.

The new smart albums feature is rolling out today to the Web, Android and iOS.

Smarter photo albums, without the work [Google]

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