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Google I/O 2015: Google Photos launched today

Anil Sabharwal has announced Google Photos, with unlimited storage and easy sharing.

The Director of Photos has introduced Google Photos, where you can store unlimited amounts of photos and videos as well as navigate easily around your saved photos.

Google Photos automatically backs up photos and sync with Google Drive. No matter what device a photo was taken on, if it is linked to your Google account in some way, Google Photos will back it up and merge with photos taken on other devices, so you no longer have to search through tons of mobile photos before remembering you took a particular snap on your digital camera.

A simple pinch can push right out from photos taken per day right out to photos taken per year. Google Photos will then allow you to scroll back, for example, to 2005 and then zoom back in to 12 August so you can whizz through photos really quickly.

Google Photos can also group photos based on the people that are in them, recognising familiar people and joining them all together in one album so if you are wanting to embarrass your child, you can whizz back to their childhood in seconds.

The search bar will also help you to find photos in a particular area. You can edit photos within the app as well.

Sharing is also speeded up. Now you can tap a photo and drag your finger down to select a number of photos, rather than tap on individual pics. Once you’ve sent images to a friend, they can view them without downloading an app and download them all in one batch to Google Drive. This will make sharing holiday pictures, especially with people that don’t have Facebook, much easier.