Google has today released a new update to its Google Photos service which allows users to quickly bring pictures together from events, making it even easier to share photos and videos between your friends and family after a holiday gathering or similar.
The new shared albums feature in Google Photos has been designed to provide a fast and simple way to collect all the photos and videos from those involved in an event, bringing everyone’s memories together into one place for all to see.
The new shared albums Google Photos feature has today been made available for both iOS and Android devices as well as being available via the official website, so check it out and give it a try. Google explains a little more about what you can expect from the new feature.
With the launch of Google Photos in May, we made it simpler to share images and albums by sending links over SMS, email, or messaging apps. With today’s launch, you can now make the albums you send collaborative.
People receiving the shared album can join to add their own photos and videos, and also get notifications when new pics are added. You can even save photos and videos from a shared album to your Google Photos library, so that you can hold onto them even if you weren’t the one holding the camera.
Best of all, there’s no setup—select photos, make an album and then send the link off to whomever you’d like. And it works no matter what device your friends and family are using—tablet or laptop, Android or iPhone.