Google Photos adds Stories-like Memories, new ways to print at CVS and Walmart

CNET | 9/12/2019 | Eli Blumenthal
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Google Photos will now have a story-like Memories feature for reliving older events.

Google is giving Photos an update to help make it easier to find past photos in the app and share those moments with or without a phone.

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The new first of the new features, Memories, is designed to fight the problem of sorting through hundreds or thousands of photos. Using Google's machine learning, the Photos app will now create a Story-like Memory that appears at the top of the app. The Memories, which look and function a lot like what you'd find on Instagram or Snapchat, highlight photos taken during the same period a year, two years, three years or longer in the past for quick and easy viewing.

Tapping to the right advances the story, tapping to the left brings back the previous image. Hitting the three dots in the upper right lets you view all photos from that particular day.

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Although it looks similar to Instagram or Snapchat's public stories, Google says its Memories will only be viewable by you.

In addition to the digital reliving, Google is expanding its print options for those looking for physical mementos. After launching the ability to create physical photo books in 2017, the company is now adding the option to order canvas prints of your pictures.

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Google Photos is expanding its physical options to include canvas prints.

Three sizes are available, ranging from an 8x8-inch print for $19.99, to an 11x14 for $29.99 and a 16x20 for $44.99. You can customize whether you want the photo to wrap around the sides, or if the wrap is a simple black or white. Economy shipping, which is free through Sept....
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