Google Photos will soon let you ask your friends for your photos directly, instead of badgering them on other apps
Google Photoscould soon get a new feature to help you complete your incomplete date night, meetup, vacation and wedding photo albums.
- The feature is still being tested and is not available to the general public yet, so it’s not clear when it will be launched.
- Check out everything we know about the Google Photos’ ‘
Ask friends for photos’ feature.
Jane Manchun Wong, known for uncovering upcoming features in apps, posted the evidence on Twitter. The screenshots show an expanded sharing section in the Google Photos app, called ‘Ask friends for photos’. This feature allows you to create a special link to share with your friends, who can then upload the photos they want to.
Google Photos is working on “Ask friends for photos” links where others can use the link to share photos with you i… https://t.co/m1WTmMaoTH— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) 1626239144000
These photos will then be added to your library, so you can complete your missing collection. This can be useful in instances where you meet your friend or group of friends, and several of them click photos. Going back and asking everyone to share photos and then collating them in one place can be a messy affair. So, having Google Photos do it for you is a definite quality of life improvement.
The only drawback with this seems to be that your friends will also have to have the Google Photos app installed on their phone. Then again, the effort could be worth it if you want your meets, vacations and wedding albums to be complete.
To be clear, Google Photos has had ‘Shared albums’ for a while now, and this feature doesn’t seem wildly different. It is a useful expansion of ‘Shared albums’, though.
It’s not clear exactly when this feature will be made available in Google Photos, but it does seem that Google is testing it out. We should know more when the rollout is expanded.
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