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Google+ Photos to shut down on August 1: All pictures to switch to Google Photos

Google+ Photos will be shutting down on August 1,.2015. But don’t worry because Google will keep all your photos secured and the photos will be switched to the new Google Photos App. The first shut down will be started with Android devices and later on the iOS and the Web App will shut down. Google has launched the Standalone photos app and hence the predecessor app Google Plus Photos will be shut down passing over all the photos and videos to Google Photos. The new app has several interesting features like backup, editing photos making collages and video snaps etc.

Google Plus Photos to shut down on August 1

The new features of Google Photos are:
• VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things that appear in your photos. Looking for that fish taco you ate in Hawaii? Just search “Hawaii” or “food” to find it even if it doesn’t have a description. Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

• AUTO BACKUP: Keep all your photos and videos safe and accessible from any device. Choose free, unlimited cloud storage available at high quality, or store up to 15GB original size for free (shared across your Google account).
• SAVE SPACE ON YOUR DEVICE: Google Photos can help you clear safely backed up photos and videos from your device so you never have to worry about deleting a photo to make space.

• BRING PHOTOS TO LIFE: Automatically create montage movies, interactive stories, collages, animations, and more.
• EDITING: Transform photos with the tap of a finger. Use simple, yet powerful, photo and video editing tools to apply filters, adjust colors, and more.

• SHARING: Share hundreds of photos instantly with shareable links and use whichever apps you’d like to share.

Nick is a Cloud Architect by profession. He loves to spend a lot of time testing and reviewing the latest gadgets and software. He likes all things tech and his passion for smartphones is only matched by his passion for Sci-Fi TV Series.

4 thoughts on “Google+ Photos to shut down on August 1: All pictures to switch to Google Photos

  1. This is a logical move in my opinion for Google. While the Google+ photos system was nice, it make so much more sense to move them all to the regular Google Photos.

  2. This is a good update from Google and it is very much a better thought from the company. Let us see how this works out as other feature shutting down, the new option may work well.

  3. A great news from Google team and this time it is with the
    photos. A good app I believe may work better than the old option. I thank
    google for this new update. Need to watch the result of this new feature.
    Waiting to know about it.

  4. I think that the word ‘closing’ is a very bad way for Google to describe it because it confuse a lot the users. The service was rebranded, and it looks a step more in the slow death of Google + . They are only splitting Photos out of Google+. I’ll have to download a new app, but absolutely nothing else is impacted. They should adress this situation also for Hangouts and Messenger…

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