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Google introduces a new setting for more private, direct-to-contact photo sharing

Google Photos may get more like messaging apps in the future. (Source: Google)
Google Photos may get more like messaging apps in the future. (Source: Google)
Google Photos is probably one of the biggest platforms for personal image management. However, sharing via the same app has always been of a public nature. Now, the app is to gain a new update in which this content can apparently be sent directly to those known to the user in a more one-to-one manner.
Deirdre O Donnell, 12/04/2019

Google has been rather aggressively pushing its Photos apps as one of the best ways to organize and present photos on your device out there. However, the Mountain View company may have felt it is falling behind other platforms in terms of sharing the same images as of late. This is mainly because the user would have been doing so on Photos' terms for most of its life thus far. However, it seems this is going to change soon.

An upcoming update that may address certain deficiencies in this respect has been introduced by the app's product manager, Janvi Shah. This executive has demonstrated its new features, which mostly consist of a more personal method of direct contact-to-contact sharing within Google Photos. Older versions of this same platform may have required one to compose a public album in order to share anything. However, this new interface is more like the one we know from other apps such as Telegram or WhatsApp.

In other words, the user simply chooses an individual photo, presses the Share button, selects a contact and sends it to them. In fairness, the latest public Google Photos update allows you to do the same. In the future, though, the user will also be able to open a thread-like message in order to share pictures, captions and all.

Its developers assert that this new feature "is not designed to replace chat apps". However, it also "hope(s) it improves sharing memories with your friends and family in Google Photos". This new update will reportedly roll out over the coming week.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12- 4 (Update: 2019-12- 4)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.