The product lead at Google Photos, David Lieb, took benefit this week of some downtime to begin a shockingly open dialogue on Twitter. This week, he asked consumers what they need to see now from Google Photos—bug fixes, new features, performance improvements, and so on. The chat lasted for hours, and it shed light on a few modifications coming to the service. One of the most prominent is that Google Photos aims to include a manual face tagging function that will allow consumers tag faces it does not know.
As per Lieb, a few abilities earlier limited to the web will lastly make their path to mobile. You will soon be capable of searching for lately uploaded pics on mobile, and you will be capable of editing timestamps on Android; as media reports, consumers can already do that on iOS and the web. Lieb also disclosed that “the group” is operating to allow Android consumers remove pics while in an album. Once more, that is a feature that iOS and web consumers already have authorization to.
It is not clear when the new functions will launch or if Google Photos will mull over any of the concepts that were tossed around—such as removing duplicates, including a map feature, and showing descriptions of pics in slide shows.
On a related note, Google is modifying how Photos and Drive share your photos and videos with each other, in a decision that may essentially lead to more issues than it resolves. From next week, when you upload data to Photos or Drive, they will not sync automatically to the other service. In the same manner, when you remove a video or photo from Drive, it will not be eliminated from Photos and vice versa. You will be capable of importing files into Photos from Drive with the help of the Upload from Drive option.