The latest update to Google Photos, version 1.20, brings several new features, including one that will make shared photos more social: by allowing you to comment on them. It might seem like a small feature, but it’s something that has been sorely needed.
The commenting feature is turned off by default, so you’ll have to go into settings to enable it. In case things turn sour you can also report comments for abuse. You’ll have to be careful while commenting, as you can delete your comments, but not edit them. Don’t end up on an “autocorrect fails” website.
Another cool feature is Smart Suggestions for albums. For example, if a friend shares an album with you, like an event you were both at, Google Photos can automatically detect which photos in your own collection will match, and you can press a button to add them to the shared album.
The new app update is still rolling out to Android devices, so either manually check for updates or just…wait.