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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

Google Photos takes map view a step further by showing your pathways

Google Photos knows what you did last summer... and where you went to do it. What you need to know Google Photos map view now includes pathways to show where you went. The map view was launched back in June as part of the new app redesign. Users are able to disable location tracking within the app. A redesign of the Google Photos app was launched over the summer, which brought with it a new simplified three-tab view for Photos, Search, and Library. In addition to a simpler view with larger icons and easier navigation, a new feature was introduced in the Search tab called Your Map. While Google Photos already included a way to search for photos by location this takes things a little further by showing you your photos on an interactive map with visible hotspots to show where photos were taken. It was already a cool feature that definitely set the app apart from some of the best Google Photos alternatives , but Google apparently felt the need to expand on a bit. Now when you zo

Easily move those old pics off of Facebook and into your Google Photos

This tool fixes the pain of switching all of your photos over. If you've been on Facebook for more than a few years, you probably have loads of photos and videos that only exist there. They likely even predate your Google Photos, Dropbox, or OneDrive accounts. Sure, you could download all of your data, fish through it to find your photos, and start re-uploading them, but what a colossal pain! Thankfully, Facebook has a tool that lets you transfer your Facebook photos to your Google Photos account. Here's how to use it. How to transfer pictures from Facebook to Google Photos I recommend doing this from a computer rather than a mobile device. Log in to Facebook. Click on the drop-down arrow at the top right of the screen. Click on Settings & Privacy . Click on Settings . From the left navigation menu, click on Your Facebook Information . Click on Transfer a Copy of Your Photos or Videos (you can only do one at a time). Choose Google Photos as the

Ready to ditch Google Photos? These are the best alternatives

It's hard to beat Google, but these apps are great options, too. Despite the news that the free ship has sailed, Google Photos remains one of the best , if not the best, photo backup solutions available on Android. However, we understand if you'd like to jump to a different service, so we've collected some of the best apps to use to backup your precious photos and videos. Once you find something to suit your needs, be sure to head over to our best Android apps mega roundup, too. The top 3 apps 1. Amazon Photos 2. OneDrive 3. Dropbox More options Flickr Plex NAS solutions Synology Moments QNAP QuMagie WD My Cloud What are the best Google Photos alternatives? Google really nailed it with Photos, but there are alternatives out there, even if they might lack the same features or still cost money. First up is Amazon Photos . If you're a Prime member, you have this free photo backup service available to you. It's a bit more basic than Google Photos,

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