Shared albums in Google Photos is now rolling out to all Android, iOS, and web users. Announced two months ago at Google’s developer conference, the feature allows users to create a photo album for others to interact with. The idea is that it will make it easier for people with multiple pictures of the same event to share them all in one place; particularly for family gatherings and parties with friends.
Creating a shared album is easy enough, and all users have to do to invite people to contribute is to send them a link. From there, everyone will be able to view the album and add photos of their own. Google Photos will also send notifications to all everyone able to view the shared album whenever new pictures have been uploaded or any changes made. Pictures can also be saved to private albums, just in case everyone wants a separate copy for whatever reason.
Google has been working on making Google Photos more user friendly, mainly by making it easier to catalogue and find old pictures; and shared albums is another step in that direction. Most of the promised features like labels and Chromecast support are already available for the Android app; but it doesn’t look like the internet giant has managed to roll them all out to iOS users just yet.
[Source: Google Blog]