Google Photos improves face search, GIF sharing, & more on Android

Good stuff has arrived in the latest version (1.8). According to the team post,

  • Hide a person from appearing under People. This also prevents events with that person from appearing in “Rediscover this day” cards in the Assistant.
  • Face search is available in more countries: Face grouping will be available in Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand. It will also be available in parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • When viewing search results, pinch to zoom in and out.
  • Spooky fast performance improvements and bug fixes.

You can also save animated GIFs as videos (as you already could on iOS) to enable sharing them via Instagram, WhatsApp, and more.

2 thoughts on “Google Photos improves face search, GIF sharing, & more on Android

  1. One of the faces in my People list is a very generic looking face appearing in a church stained glass window. Searching on “her” produces all sorts of pictures of statues, advertisements, posters, etc. Surreal.

  2. Fabulous stuff! Is Keyword Search on the horizon, by any chance? Photos’ intelligent recognition is nothing shy of incredible, but I already tagged a lot of photos with keywords previously and it’d be sweet to be able to search by that.

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