Tips for Google Photos

Discover our tips to help you and your family get the best out of Google Photos.

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Relive the moments that matter

Enjoy your favorite snaps from the past with the Memories feature. Reminisce on the best pics of you and your grandma over the years or even just your highlights from last week. Google Photos uses machine learning to select your best photos and then presents them to you as a video collage.

They grow up so fast

With Google Photos, you can create a movie of your child growing up over time, set to music. It’s a wonderful way to look back on your memories together. Kids really do grow up so fast!

Create shared albums

It’s easy to create shared albums with your loved ones, even if they don’t have the Google Photos app. Share albums via a link which you can embed in an email, text, or blog. They can then add their own photos to the shared Google Photos album, as well as see the ones you have added.

Share photos as you take them

Share more of your memories as they happen with Live Albums. Choose the people (or pets) you want to see, and Google Photos will add photos of them automatically to your album. Then, you can share your album with family and friends so they can be a part of special moments as they happen.

Connect with your family through photos

Stay connected to the ones you love and share in each other’s special moments with Direct Sharing. Share your photos with your family or friends to an ongoing, private conversation, so that it’s easy to find the photos you’ve shared with each other, all in one place.

Partner sharing

Share photos of specific people from a specific date onward with Partner Sharing. Photos will be shared automatically as they are backed up to your account.

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