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How to Get Around Google's New Photo Sync Limits on Android

For months we’ve all been stuck at home taking pictures of our cats, dinners and other noteworthy objects, and we’ve apparently been using a lot of bandwidth when backing them all up to Google Photos. As a result, Google announced today that it is limiting what Google Photos will automatically back up on your Android…Read more...
Tags: Google, Photos, Smartphone, Backup, Lifehacks, Sync, Google Photos


Google Photos won’t automatically back up your WhatsApp and Facebook images

Google Photos will no longer back up images and videos from folders created by messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger — at least for the time being. Up until now, Photos did that by default, but that won’t be the case going forward. Indeed, users should soon see a notice about the change within the app. That said, the change appears to be temporary (even though it remains unclear until when it’ll last) and won’t affect previous backups. “Due to COVID-19, people are sharing more phot...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Facebook Messenger, Google Photos


Google Photos Stops Backing Up Social Media Folders By Default

Google Photos has stopped backing up images and videos from folders created by social media and messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messages, and TikTok (via Android Police). Previously, Google's photo app would automatically upload all media saved to an iOS device, including any files saved in folders originating from social and messaging apps. Google says it's now turning off this aspect of its cloud photo backup service "to save internet resources" as people share more photos and videos amid the...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Disney, Google Photos, Android Police Previously Google


App Recap: Bluelane, Originate, Twobird and Major App Updates

In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted utility app "Bluelane," graphics and design app "Originate," and productivity app "Twobird" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Bluelane (iOS, Free) - Bluelane is an app that allows for easy sharing of a route and location with anyone. Those who have access to this data are able to track route progress in real-time through the web. While using t...
Tags: Google, Google Photos, Netflix Netflix, App Recap


Google Photos Now Automatically Keeps Track of All Your Cat Pictures

Google recently announced a new design for the Google Photos app filled with all-new features and a streamlined look. The redesign is slowly rolling out now for Android and iOS, and some users may already have the new layout and features—including one that will help you keep track of your copious pet pictures. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Photography, Lifehacks, Google Photos


Here's Everything New in Google Photos' Latest Redesign

Google recently announced a new design for the Google Photos app filled with all-new features and a streamlined look. The redesign is slowly rolling out now for Android and iOS, and some users may already have the new layout and features—including one that will help you keep track of your copious pet pictures.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Photography, Lifehacks, Google Photos


Google Photos gets a map view as part of a big new redesign (the verge)

Google Photos’ new search interface. | Image: Google After five years as the dominant solution for photo storage across platforms, Google Photos is getting a big new redesign. The refreshed look, which includes fresh ways to navigate the app and a simplified pinwheel icon, is designed to better highlight your favorite old pictures, Google said. It also answers the top feature request Google says it’s received: a map view that lets you explore the photos and videos that you’ve taken by locatio...
Tags: Google, News, Google Photos, David Lieb, Casey Newton


A redesigned Google Photos, built for your life’s memories

Five years ago, we noticed that people were struggling to manage their photos and videos—there wasn’t a place to keep them all, storage was disorganized, and it was hard to find specific photos. We designed Google Photos to solve these problems and since then more than one billion people use the app each month. Over the past few years we’ve also seen that people use Google Photos when they feel nostalgic and want to reminisce. Google Photos has become more than just an app to manage your photos,...
Tags: Google, Photos, Eu, Canada, Google Photos, David Lieb, Google on iOS, Google Photos Rolling


Facebook: How to Transfer a Copy of Your Pictures to Google Photos

Did you know that Facebook allows you to transfer a copy of the photos and videos you've shared to the social network to Google Photos? Our guide will show you how this is done. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS. Step 1: Tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Google Photos, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Tool To Export Pictures To Google Photos Now Available

shanen shares a report from Android Police: Late last year, Facebook announced a tool to let users easily migrate their uploaded photos to Google Photos. The tool was initially available in Ireland, with plans to expand to more countries in the first half of this year. The social network has made good on those plans by expanding the rollout to the US and Canada in April, and now reaching a global rollout today. [...] It's a pretty straightforward process: from the general Facebook settings, se...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, US, Tech, Canada, Ireland, Google Photos, Android Police, Facebook Google Twitter, Facebook Information


How to Transfer All Your Photos and Videos From Facebook to Google Photos

Facebook has just made a photo transfer tool globally available that lets account holders easily download all their pictures and videos from the social network to Google Photos. Previously, the majority of Facebook users wanting to download their media from the site had to do it manually. From today, however, users with a Google ‌Photos‌ account can automate the job, and Facebook says more cloud services will be supported soon. Even if you've had enough of Facebook, the built-in tansfer too...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Google Photos, Videos From Facebook


How to Quickly Blur Faces in Photos

Just like turning off your phone’s GPS or limiting what data you share with Google, people have a right to digital privacy, but the built-in facial recognition algorithms on sites like Facebook or apps like Google Photos actively work against our digital autonomy.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Privacy, Social Media, Lifehacks, Data Privacy, Google Photos, Signal


All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos

Facebook’s photo transfer tool is now available globally half a year on from an initial rollout in Europe, the company said today. The data portability feature enables users of the social network to directly port a copy of their photos to Google’s eponymous photo storage service via encrypted transfer, rather than needing to download and manually upload photos themselves — thereby reducing the hassle involved with switching to a rival service. Facebook users can find the option to “Transfe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Canada, United States, Ireland, Antitrust, Photo Sharing, Google Photos, Social Network


Everyone can now use Facebook’s Google Photos export tool

In 2019, Facebook started testing a tool that lets you transfer your images from the social network to Google Photos easily. Earlier this year, the company rolled it out in selected countries including the US, Canda, the UK, and some regions of the Asia Pacific and Africa. [Read: Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app] Now, the company is making the tool available to everyone around the globe. You can use it on desktop and mobile both. Follow ou...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Apps, UK, Africa, US, Asia Pacific, Google Photos


App-FfmpegUtils-0.002

Utilities related to ffmpegChanges for 0.002 - 2020-06-03[incompatible] Downsize to 1080p by default, like Google Photos. [ux] Add shortcut aliases --dont-downsize/--no-downsize to disable downsizing (in addition to --downsize-to ''). [doc] Add more description, examples.
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New controls for how you share albums in Google Photos

While sheltering in place, I’ve been using Google Photos to share snapshots of my daughter with our family, so we can stay connected when we can’t physically see each other. And this has been the case for many people—since the start of COVID-19, sharing in Google Photos has increased by 50 percent in some regions.Last December, we launched 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 s...
Tags: Google, Photos, Google Photos, Sanjukta Mathur


How to Copy Your Photos from Facebook to Google Photos

Google’s photo platform is superior to Facebook’s. Even though it’s just as free to use—with a few limitations—it’s infinitely better for organizing your photos and finding specific shots by name, time, date, or the people within them. Besides, decoupling your photos from your social media account allows you to take a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Transfer, Lifehacks, Google Photos


'Maybe it has covid': California's health department website crashed a minute after Elon Musk linked to it in Twitter tirade (TSLA)

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been active on Twitter this week rallying against coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders in the US. On Wednesday night, Musk tweeted out a graph using data from the California Health and Human Services Agency, claiming the state's low hospitalization rates are a reason to ease lockdown measures. The CHHS data portal crashed just one minute after Musk tweeted a link to the website, California officials confirmed Business Insider. "Maybe it has covid,...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Google Photos, Cnbc, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, HHS, California Department of Public Health


'Maybe it has covid': California's health department website crashed 1 minute after Elon Musk linked to it in Twitter tirade (TSLA)

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been active on Twitter this week rallying against coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders in the US. On Wednesday night, Musk tweeted out a graph using data from the California Health and Human Services Agency, claiming the state's low hospitalization rates are a reason to ease lockdown measures. The CHHS data portal crashed just one minute after Musk tweeted a link to the website, California officials confirmed Business Insider. "Maybe it has covid,...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Google Photos, Cnbc, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, HHS, California Department of Public Health


'Maybe it has covid': Elon Musk jokes that he allegedly caused California's health department website to crash after he linked to it during a Twitter rant (TSLA)

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been active on Twitter this week rallying against coronavirus-related stay-at-home orders in the US. On Wednesday night, Musk tweeted out a graph using data from the California Health and Human Services Agency, claiming the state's low hospitalization rates are a reason to ease lockdown measures. An hour after tweeting a link to CHHS' data portal, Musk said the website had crashed. "Maybe it has covid," he wrote on Twitter. Some who are against the l...
Tags: Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Google Photos, Cnbc, Musk, Gavin Newsom, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Health and Human Services Agency, CHHS


Googlers’ tips for staying connected from a distance

Social distancing, by definition, makes it hard to get a healthy dose of human contact. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to keep in touch with friends and family that go beyond the standard phone call. We asked Googlers to share how they’re keeping family and friends close, while staying a safe distance apart. We hope their ideas might inspire you, too.Give your family a surprise hello through the Google Home appTo feel closer when we’re far away, I broadcast messages through the Google Home ...
Tags: Google, London, California, Google Photos, Googlers, Jeff, Google Home, Ben Jose, Jennifer Kutz, Robin Bhaduri, Jeff Sinckler Tenor, Tahai Michelle Baik, Genevieve Brennan


Facebook now allows users in the US & Canada to export photos and videos to Google Photos

Facebook is today rolling out a tool that will allow users in the U.S. and Canada to export their Facebook photos and videos to Google Photos. This data portability tool was first introduced in Ireland in December, and has since been made available to other international markets. To use the feature, Facebook users will need to click on “Settings,” followed by “Your Facebook Information,” then “Transfer a Copy of Your Photos and Videos.” Facebook will ask you to verify your password to confirm yo...
Tags: Google, Social, Photos, Videos, Facebook, Europe, US, Tech, Data, Canada, Ireland, Google Photos, Federal Trade Commission, Open, Reuters, Friendster


There's now an easy way to transfer your photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos — here's how (FB, GOOGL, GOOG)

Facebook announced Monday that it would start rolling out a tool that lets users in the US and Canada easily transfer photos and videos from the platform to Google Photos. The tool was announced in December 2019 as part of the Data Transfer Project, a collaborative effort between some of the biggest tech companies, including Apple, Twitter, and Microsoft. Here are the steps to transfer your Facebook photos to Google Photos. If the feature isn't yet available to you on your account, it should b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, US, Trends, Canada, Google Photos, Apple Twitter, Apple Facebook Google Microsoft, Latin America Southeast Asia, Facebook Information, Facebook Select Confirm Transfer


How to backup your Android phone or tablet in 4 ways, and make sure your photos, videos, and other files are safe

You can backup your Android device's photos, videos, and other data using Google Drive and Google Photos. To backup your Android phone or tablet's images or files manually, you'll need to link your device to a Google account. To backup your Android automatically, you'll need to access your device's Settings or System menu, and select the "Backup" toggle or choose a backup service.  c Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've ever lost your smartphone or had it damaged be...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Samsung, Trends, Google Photos, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Walmart Google Pixel


Stay entertained and informed from home

While spending more time at home, you might find yourself re-watching your favorite classics, doing game nights with the family and catching up on the TV shows you've been missing. From staying informed on the latest news to tuning in to weekly podcasts or finding what to watch, here are a few ideas to keep your whole family entertained while at home: A faster way to news and entertainment Many of us are turning to our TVs to stay up to date and entertained while we stay in. To access fresh news...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Android TV, Youtube, Search, Chromecast, Nest, Google Photos, Stadia, Google Nest, Google Assistant, COVID-19 response, Ivy Hunt


Five things you (maybe) didn't know about AI

While there’s plenty of information out there on artificial intelligence, it’s not always easy to distinguish fact from fiction or find explanations that are easy to understand. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Google to create The A to Z of AI. It’s a series of simple, bite-sized explainers to help anyone understand what AI is, how it works and how it’s changing the world around us. Here are a few things you might learn: A is for Artificial Intelligence 1. AI is already in our ever...
Tags: Google, Education, Ai, Google Photos, Google in Europe, Gina Neff


How to delete photos from your Google Hangouts profile in 4 simple steps

You can easily delete photos from Google Hangouts, but note that the other people in your group may still have access to them. Google Hangouts allows you to share your photos with friends in the same group. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you open a Google Hangouts with friends, you can share photos with each other using the platform.  All of the photos and videos that you share will be available in the Google album archive. From here, you can download and delete ph...
Tags: Google, Trends, Louisiana, Google Hangouts, Google Photos, Best Buy Lenovo


How to Move your iCloud and Apple Photos to Google Photos

A friend writes - “Any suggestions on how to combine the Google photo library with iPhoto. Which is a better platform for keeping the photos? Google seems to be very handy in sorting and searching. Would love to know your views”I am a big fan of Google Photos for several reasons - you get unlimited storage space, Google is pretty good at visual image search and you can have collaborative photo albums where multiple people can upload to a common folder. Transfer Photos from Apple iCloud / Mac...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Images, Mac, Seo, Archives, Google Photos, Apple Photos, Apple Mac, CTRL


Google Photos - The Good Parts

When Google launched Gmail in 2004, it bundled 40x more free storage space than competing webmail services. It seemed to solve all storage woes and they did not include a “delete” button in Gmail because, with a gigabyte available, why would anyone ever delete their emails. They’ve adopted a similar approach with Google Photos but gone a step further.Google Photos offers unlimited online storage space for your digital photos and videos. The original images are compressed after uploading but the ...
Tags: Google, Images, Seo, Guides, Archives, Google Photos, Exif, Google Account, Google Photos Google Photos, Google Lens


The Pentagon says it 'wishes to reconsider' the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract (MSFT, AMZN)

The Pentagon on Thursday in a court filing said it "wishes to reconsider" its decision to award the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft. Microsoft's win of the JEDI deal was seen as a huge upset: Amazon Web Services was viewed as the frontrunner throughout the entire bidding process — but lost out amid what Amazon says was interference from President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon has challenged the decision in court, and a judge rec...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Washington Post, Trends, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Google Photos, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Dod, Bezos, Jedi, Google Amazon