Google Photos to Now Incorporate Chat Feature

Google is without a doubt one of the biggest tech companies in the world, but for a company that prides itself on dipping its fingers into as many pots as possible it has failed to establish a social network that can compete with the likes of the major players in that particular industry. While YouTube has become a bit more social media inclined over the past few years, the failure of Google+ still haunts the tech giant at every turn, and it’s plain to see that the people over at Google are eager to incorporate social media into as many of their properties as possible.

The latest Google property that is going to become more social and community based is Google Photos. While it is already a platform that people use to share images with one another, it didn’t have the same kind of community based sharing that a platform like Instagram or Snapchat would offer. All of this is about to change as Google Photos will be getting a messaging feature, one that is undoubtedly going to change the way people use it in a really big way.


Google may be a little too trigger happy with the messaging feature, adding it to properties that might not need it all that much, but with Google Photos it actually makes a lot of sense because of the fact that you would be able to send photos directly to people now and have conversations about the photo you have sent. This will certainly boost the value that Google Photos has to offer and will ensure that a lot more people start using it on a regular basis. The best thing is that there is no additional signup, all you need is a Google account which most people have already since they use at least some of the many properties that Google owns.
"This is gradually rolling out over the next week and, as always, you can share these photos with your friends and family across all platforms—Android, iOS and the web—without any loss in image quality from the photos you backed up." Janvi Shah, Product Manager of Google Photos


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