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This article was published on September 9, 2014


Timehop for Android taps into Google+ to show your old photos stored with Auto-backup

Timehop for Android taps into Google+ to show your old photos stored with Auto-backup
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Timehop is a beloved app that offers a daily dose of nostalgia from years gone by. The latest Android update adds Google+ photos into the mix, providing more opportunities to retread your digital footprint.

To integrate your photos stored using Google’s Auto-backup service, tap the settings icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen, followed by the “Google” option from the list of supported services. Meanwhile, new users will be prompted to connect their Google+ account during the initial setup process.

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Once your Google+ account is connected, you can sit back and relax. Timehop will cherry-pick your best photos and show them in your feed from time to time. If you have Auto-backup turned on for any of your devices, there should be a wealth of content for Timehop’s Android app to pull from; more so than apps that encourage a level of curation, such as Instagram or Foursquare.

For now, the Google+ photos integration is tied to the Android app. We’ve asked Timehop whether the feature will eventually arrive in the iOS version and will keep you updated with any information we receive.

Timehop for Android (via Google+)

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