Google Photos adds new control for sharing photo albums

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Google on Tuesday said it is rolling out new controls to Google Photos, enabling users to share albums with a specific person or people via their Google account.

 

Sharing photos is a big part of storing photos in the cloud, which is why Google makes sure it’s easy to do so. 

When sharing albums, Photos will now provide the option to share the album with an individual or multiple people with Google accounts by default. 

The firm says that this gives users more control over, who has access to the album. The app will let album owners decide who can add images to an album and can also remove other contributors. Removing a user will delete all images uploaded by that person.

"Last December, we launched direct sharing to make it easy to share one-off photos and videos in Google Photos by adding them to an ongoing, private conversation in the app. Today, we're bringing a similar experience to shared albums. Rolling out this week, when sharing an album, the default option will be to share with a specific person or people via their Google account. This gives you more control over who's added to the album," said Google Photos Sharing Engineering Lead, Sanjukta Mathur, in a statement.

"You'll still have the option to share albums in Google Photos via a link, which you can embed in an email, text, or blog to make it easy to share photos with people who don't use Google Photos or have a Google account," she added.

Mathur further stated that users will be able to remove someone from the album, which will remove the photos and videos they added.

"You have the option to turn link sharing on or off at any time and you can decide if you want to let other collaborators add photos to an album. You'll also be able to remove someone from the album, which will remove the photos and videos they added," she said. 

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and separated from Google+, the company's former social network.

Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects.

 

With inputs from ANI
 

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