Apr 3rd, 2015

stories now

A cool feature from Google+ is now making its way to Google Now. “Stories,” which is a feature that automatically creates a story from photos based on location, has begun showing up in users’ Google Now feeds. The card shows a preview of the story, which you can then tap to go to Google+ and publish for your followers to see or just enjoy for yourself.

The notification for a new Story used to show up in Google+, but with the news of Google+ Auto Backup moving to Google Drive it would make sense that this notification also moves. If you want to use Google+ Stories there are a few things you need to do.

  1. Turn on Google Location History
  2. If you store photos on Google Drive, show your Drive photos & videos in your photo library
  3. Use Auto Backup on your mobile device or computer
  4. Make sure Auto Awesome is on
  5. Add your home & work addresses in Google Maps
  6. Take a lot of pictures

If you don’t like the Stories feature you can disable it by turning off Auto Awesome. Do you use Google+ Stories? Have you seen the notifications in Google Now?

[via Google+]

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