Google Photos recently made some changes and added some new features that make it easier to easily share daily moments via photos by introducing a private messaging feature.
Google revealed on December 3rd that it will add a private messaging feature to Google Photos, allowing one-off images and video to be shared with friends and family without creating a shared folder or leaving the app.
“You’ve always been able to share individual photos through the app by creating an album for a single photo and sharing the link. But we’ve heard from some of you that this could be a simpler experience, so now when you share one-off photos and videos, you’ll have the option to add them to an ongoing, private conversation in the app.” Google’s mentioned in blog post.
The new sharing tool will roll out to Google Photos on Android, iOS and the internet over the next week, and the app itself will be easy to use.
You can now select a new tool, Send in Google Photos, after selecting an image and tapping share. You can then click on your most popular contact icon or check for a contact by name, telephone number or email address.
You can connect them to a private chat in the app or on the website while posting individual photos and videos. You can like and comment on photos and videos and save them in your own gallery.
Google now provides free cloud storage for photo files up to 16MP and 1080p for video, so you don’t need to use or pay for additional iCloud space.