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Find screenshots in Google Photos quickly with this feature

Don't you hate when you need an image immediately, but it's buried deep within your library? There's a handy new shortcut for Google Photos that eliminates the hassle of digging around looking for screenshots. It should appear automatically, but if it doesn't, you need to carry out a few extra steps to get it. Here's how you can quickly find screenshots in Google Photos. How to quickly find screenshots in Google Photos Open Google Play Store on your Android phone. Search for Google Photos . Update Google Photos to version . Open Google Photos after updating to check if screenshots appear at the top. If you don't see the shortcut, take a screenshot. Open Google Photos again and you will see the screenshots shortcut on top of your gallery. The screenshots shortcut appears automatically once you have updated Google Photos. Note that your Google Photos app must be on version to get it, though. Google started

Google Photos' free backups are gone, but here's why I'm sticking around

So long, and thanks for all the searchable memories. Half a decade ago, backing up your photos was a tedious and often expensive experience unless you just sat down with a USB cable and a huge external drive once or twice a week. Wait, no, that method was the most tedious of all. We've come a long way since then. Amazon, Apple, Google, and basically every cloud storage company all offer automatic photo backups with robust indexing and photo management, and many of them have free tiers depending on the quality of your photos or if you subscribe to other services. Google Photos helped spur this change by offering up one of the best damn photo backups on the internet for five full years. Now that the free ride is over , I'm not getting off this bandwagon. Five years of training and refining have made Google Photos 100% worth paying for — especially when it doesn't cost me anything extra. Unparalelled photo searching Part of the reason Google was willing to give away free

Google could delete your Gmail, Photos and Drive! New rules start tomorrow

GOOGLE is introducing all-new rules from tomorrow which will allow the US technology firm to delete Gmail, Photos and Drive accounts without needing permission. Here's all you need to know about the changes. Gmail, Photos and Drive users have been warned about dramatic changes to their accounts for months but the new rules finally come into force from tomorrow, June 1. Google first sent out alerts late last year which explained that it was changing its terms to allow the company to delete accounts and remove content without needing permission from the user. The update will affect anyone with a Gmail, Drive or Photos account and could see all of their data heading straight to the digital rubbish bin. In an email sent out to users, Google said: "We are writing to let you know that we recently announced new storage policies for Google Accounts using Gmail, Google Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files) and/or Google Photos that bring us

Google Photos is ending unlimited free storage Tuesday. Here's everything you need to do

Starting June 1, Google Photos will cap free storage at 15GB, encouraging people to sign up for its Google One storage subscription service. Google Photos will end its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos on Tuesday, June 1. After that, any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don't worry: Any photos or videos you've uploaded before that day won't be part of the cap. And Google has added a new free tool to help you manage your storage quota. The move, announced in November, is meant to encourage people to sign up for Google's storage subscription service, Google One. Google One plans start at $2 a month in the US for 100GB of storage and other features, like Google Store discounts. It's a good idea to make sure your existing photos and videos are backed up in Google Photos before the Tuesday deadline, since those will be considered free and exempt from the storage li

How to set up a NAS server as the best offline Google Photos alternative

You can easily use a home NAS server to back up your photos and videos — here's how to get started. Google Photos is the best utility for seamlessly backing up your photos and videos to the cloud, and the service's unlimited high-quality uploads made it the de facto choice for hundreds of millions of users around the world. But starting June 4, Google will start counting high-quality uploads toward your storage quota, so it's entirely likely that you will have to buy a paid Google One plan to be able to continue using Google Photos. We've already listed the best Google Photos alternatives — including OneDrive and Amazon Photos — and now I want to talk about offline options. I use Google Photos' high-quality option to back up photos and videos from my phones, and while Google does a great job preserving quality, I use a network-attached storage (NAS) server to store the original copies. The best part about using a NAS is that you control the data; as it's st

Messaging in Google Photos is a breeze with these quick steps!

Another day, another messaging platform from Google — but don't worry, this isn't yet another attempt to make the next best Android messaging app . Instead, Google Photos is making it easier to share and discuss photos with a self-contained messaging section. It works similarly to direct messaging in social apps like Instagram, and no longer requires you to create shared albums. Here's how it works. Phone used in this guide Pure Google: Google Pixel 5 ($700 at Amazon) How to use Google Photos' new messaging feature Messaging in Google Photos is still fairly new and rudimentary, but it's easy enough to start using with anyone else who uses the app. It uses the same sharing menu that previously required creating entire albums and quickly starts to feel like second nature. Open Google Photos and tap any image or video in your gallery that you'd like to share. Tap the Share icon in the bottom left corner. Under Send in Google Photos, tap the name or

Learn how to edit family portraits like a pro with Google Photos editor

When Google announced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G , it didn't just launch two phones with impressive cameras. It introduced new Google Photos editing features as well. Improvements to machine learning, artificial intelligence, and user interface mean that users will now be able to do more with light and portrait mode after a photo is taken. They will also have access to more granular manual controls. We'll show you how to use the Google Photos editor with all its new features that will make your pictures look even better. Products used in this guide New flagship: Google Pixel 5 ($699 at Amazon) Penultimate Pixel: Google Pixel 4a 5G ($410 at the Best Buy) How to use the new Google Photos editing features: Manual controls Once you receive the Google Photos app update, editing your photos (whether you just took them or they are already in your archive) is easier than ever. All you need to do is tap on the photo that you want to edit, and you will see quick access to