Google Photos brings shared albums for easy collaboration


Shared albums have finally arrived to Google Photos. Google announced the change today, and it’s simple: you make an album on Google Photos, and you can choose to share it with anyone you want (whether that’s through a shareable link or an email invitation).

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Those with access to the album can not only view photos, but also upload photo and video of their own. Participants can download photos to their local devices, and anytime a photo is added to the album all participants will receive a notification about it.

This effectively transforms the service from a simple photos dump to a slow-building social tool, and it should be a killer feature that’ll help drive adoption even further. The changes are headed out on the web, Android and iOS today so be on the lookout for updates.

[via Google]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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