At the first and exciting day of Google I/O 2017, we heard that Google Photos is becoming one of the biggest platforms. It has hit a big milestone and is now being used by about 500 million users every month.
To mark the achievement, Google announced a new update for Photos which includes a bunch of new features. One of them is a social feature called Suggested Sharing. This is step ahead of Google’s facial recognition mechanisms that have been around for a while. The app can now recommend photo(s) you should share with your friends and family.
The feature is similar to the one on Facebook’s standalone private sharing app, Moments. The Photos app will be able to recognize the contacts that are in your photos and will then prompt you to share your photos with them. This notification also pops up shortly after you take a photo and once you respond, it automatically shares the photo with the people that it has identified. In case they don’t have the Google Photos app, it can send an SMS notification.