Google Photos has added a new feature called “Memories” that allows users to rediscover old images directly from the app. The Memories feature would work like the ones on Instagram or Snapchat, and display images that were created in the same period a year, two years, three years or more in the past.
“We use Machine Learning to determine what appears in Memories, so you don’t have to go through many duplicate shots, and instead you can think about the best, where the pictures are of good quality and all the kids are smiling,” Shimrit Ben-Yair,Google Photos, on Thursday.
Google also adds the ability to order prints for collection or delivery at home.
“You can already use Google Photos to quickly find your memories and turn them into a photo album. Now you can use the same time-saving magic to print individual photos,” Ben-Yair added.
The American search giant has already introduced a new artificial intelligence feature on its Lens platform that allows users to search their Google Photos library for the text displayed in images.
This allows users to copy text from the images and paste it into a Word document or notes. This works on both the Android and iOS apps, as well as the web client.
Google had previously introduced a lighter alternative to Google Photos, called Gallery Go, which only weighs 10 MB. The photo gallery app is designed to work offline and automatically organize photos using Machine Learning (ML) and helps smartphone owners to find, edit and manage photos easily without having to back up the internet or cloud is needed.
The light app comes with editing tools for direct solutions, along with a variety of filters. Gallery Go is available in the Play Store for devices with Android 8.1 (Oreo) or higher.