Google Photos updated with four new features

Google Photos is getting four big updates today: three ways to relive memories, and one quick way to fix certain photos.

The first update lets you “rediscover old memories”. If you have a huge photo library filled with thousands of photos, sometimes Google’s intelligent search might not be enough. Rediscovering memories gives you a pleasant surprise when you remember the places you’ve been and the people you’ve seen.

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Next, the second update provides highlights of your photos. For example, if you take a bunch of photos of your cat (and I know you do), Google will send you a card-collage with the best ones from the previous month.

The third update has to do with animations. You already get certain animations from your photos, like a gif. Now you can get one from your videos too. But Google specifically looks for videos with action – like diving off a cliff, or even a smile.

Finally, the last update searches your collection for photos that are sideways, and automatically lets you tap on a photo to fix the rotation.

Each of these features are part of Google’s machine learning, so they happen automatically. All you have to do is keep snapping those photos. Every one of these features are available cross-platform on Android, iOS and the web. Look for these cards in the Assistant section of the Google Photos app.