You have to check out the photo search feature in Google+

You have to check out the photo search feature in Google+

Wanna see something really cool? No, for real, this is pretty impressive stuff that only Google could pull off.

Here’s what you do.  Open up Google+ on your Android phone and go to the photos tab. Tap the menu button and tap where it says “search photos”. Type in a keyword such as sky, clouds, water, dog, blue, or whatever. It doesn’t matter much.  Check out those results! Is that not awesome?

I noticed this in the app the other day but didn’t think to mess with it.  A post by AndroidPolice today tells me that I should have given it a go as it’s much better than I initially thought. No, you do not need to be tagging your photos or applying anything extra to your images. Indeed, Google+ knows exactly what’s in your photo gallery.

I tried it a number of times just to see how accurate the results are.  In most cases I found them to pull up a nearly 100% accurate list. Sure, it might not yield every single photos but it’s pretty damn sweet.

Yep – it works just as well on your desktop web experience!


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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.