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Description

Google Photos is a smarter home for all your photos and videos, made for the way you take photos today.

“The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge
“Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired
“Upload the pictures, and let Google Photos do the rest” – The New York Times

• FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE: Back up unlimited photos and videos for free, up to 16 megapixels and 1080p HD. Access from any device and photos.google.com—your photos are safe, secure, and private to you.

• FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device’s storage in just a tap.

• VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them—no tagging required.

• SMARTER SHARING: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in.

• SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS: Don’t waste your data by texting and emailing photos. Instantly share up to 1,500 photos with anyone, right from the app.

• MOVIES AND GIFS, MADE FOR YOU: Get automatically created movies, collages, GIFs, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

• LIVE PHOTOS: You can store, view, and share photos with motion.

• ADVANCED EDITING: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo and video editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more.

• SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS: Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.

• REDISCOVER: It’s easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day – perfect for #tbt.

• GOOGLE LENS: Search what you see. This preview enables you to identify text and objects in your photos to learn more and take action.

• ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay support.

Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

For the latest updates from the team, follow us on Twitter at @googlephotos

Using GPS in the background can decrease battery life. Google Photos doesn't run GPS in the background unless you turn on optional features.

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched May 28, 2015 (about 3 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 17 days, on average.

Aug 14
2018
(Current)
Version iOS App 3.26.0

We fixed a bug in onboarding to make it easier to get started with Photos.

Aug 02
2018
Version 3.25.0

Made improvements so new photos will appear in the gallery faster.

Jul 20
2018
Version 3.24.0

• Made improvements and squashed bugs affecting iOS9 users.

Jun 28
2018
Version 3.23.1

• Performance improvements

Jun 26
2018
Version 3.23.0

• Performance improvements

Jun 13
2018
Version 3.22.0

• Performance improvements

May 31
2018
Version 3.21.0

• Performance improvements

May 16
2018
Version 3.20.0

Suggested actions
• Now, it’s even easier to take action on your photos
• We will surface suggested action chips where appropriate for archiving a photo, fixing the brightness, rotating, and more.

Color pop
• Starting today, you might start seeing these new creations in the Assistant tab. The subject of your photo will stay in color, but the background will be in black and white.

May 02
2018
Version 3.19.0

• Performance improvements

Apr 19
2018
Version 3.18.0

• Performance improvements

Apr 05
2018
Version 3.17.0

• Performance improvements

Mar 19
2018
Version 3.16.0

Google Lens now available on iOS
• Identify text and objects in your photos to learn more and take action.

Mar 02
2018
Version 3.15.0

• Performance improvements

Feb 20
2018
Version 3.14.0

Themed movies
• Select a theme and we’ll create a movie for you from your favorite moments.

Feb 05
2018
Version 3.13.0

• Performance improvements

Jan 23
2018
Version 3.12.0

• Performance improvements

Dec 14
2017
Version 3.11.0

Performance improvements

Dec 01
2017
Version 3.10.0

iMessage extension
• Quickly share your photos and videos using the Messages app

Support for iPad Drag and Drop

Nov 13
2017
Version 3.9.0

• Support for Drag and Drop in iOS 11
• Performance improvements

Nov 02
2017
Version 3.8.0

Motion photos
• Now available to store, view, and share on all devices.
• Choose whether you want to enable or disable motion when you share.

We now support the iPhone X’s aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Oct 16
2017
Version 3.7.0

Suggested photo books
• We create suggested photo books from your best moments—trips, kids, and more.

Pet clusters
• Finding photos of your pet just got easier. We will group photos of your pet so that you can label your cat or dog and search by name.

Performance improvements

Oct 02
2017
Version 3.6.0

• Performance improvements

Sep 20
2017
Version 3.5.0

• Support for backing up HEIF photos and HEVC videos in iOS 11
• Change the cover photo for a shared album to any photo—even if someone else added it.
• Performance improvements

Sep 05
2017
Version 3.4.0

• Create and edit albums when offline
• Remove photos from a shared library

Aug 22
2017
Version 3.3.0

• Redesigned Albums tab for faster navigation
• Performance improvements

Aug 09
2017
Version 3.2.0

Performance improvements

Jul 24
2017
Version 3.1.0

3.1
• Performance improvements

3.0
Suggested sharing
• Sharing photos with friends just got easier. Check the new Sharing tab for smart, personalized suggestions that help you quickly share the right photos with the right people.

Shared libraries
• Grant a trusted person—whether it’s a spouse, best friend, or family member—access to some, or all, of your photos. No more asking each other for photos.
• Set up rules to only share photos of specific people or time ranges.

Jul 05
2017
Version 3.0.0

Suggested sharing
• Sharing photos with friends just got easier. Check the new Sharing tab for smart, personalized suggestions that help you quickly share the right photos with the right people.

Shared libraries
• Grant a trusted person—whether it’s a spouse, best friend, or family member—access to some, or all, of your photos. No more asking each other for photos.
• Set up rules to only share photos of specific people or time ranges.

Jun 22
2017
Version 2.18.1

Bug fixes

Jun 20
2017
Version 2.18.0

• Performance improvements

May 30
2017
Version 2.17.0

Performance improvements.

May 25
2017
Version 2.16.0

Create and print photo books
• Beautiful hardcover and softcover books—perfect for every occasion.
• Make it in minutes, not hours, with automatic photo curation and easy customization.
• Made in the USA from premium, responsibly-sourced paper.

Archive photos
• Not all your photos are sunsets, selfies, or cherished memories. You probably also have photos of receipts, documents, notes, books to read, items to buy, and more.
• Move these to Archive to clean up your photo grid. Just tap the ⋯ icon after selecting photos and tap Archive.
• Archived photos remain visible in search (just search “receipts”, “documents”, etc) and albums.

More fun stuff
• Reduced amount of storage space used by the app.
• Performance improvements.

May 17
2017
Version 2.15.0

• Performance improvements

Apr 24
2017
Version 2.14.0

• View photos and videos on your TV using AirPlay
• Performance improvements

Apr 10
2017
Version 2.13.0

• Performance improvements

Mar 23
2017
Version 2.12.0

• New visual design for cards in the Assistant tab
• Performance improvements

Mar 08
2017
Version 2.11.0

• Improved Auto Enhance now includes white balance correction.
• Performance improvements.

Feb 23
2017
Version 2.10.0

• Adjust the volume without blocking what you’re watching
• Performance improvements

Feb 09
2017
Version 2.9.0

• Backing up photos is up to 2x faster with parallel uploading
• Tap a photo’s location in the Info panel to open Maps
• Performance improvements

Jan 25
2017
Version 2.8.0

• Edit movies to include original audio or remove music
• Performance improvements

Jan 12
2017
Version 2.7.0

• New enhanced grid view makes your best photos more prominent
• Updated date scrubber makes it easier to scroll between years
• Find your scanned photos by searching for "PhotoScan", "scans", etc.
• Performance improvements

Got old printed photos in frames or albums? Easily scan and share them with the new PhotoScan app from Google Photos.

Dec 14
2016
Version 2.6.0

• New enhanced grid view makes your best photos more prominent
• Performance improvements

Heading home for the holidays? Scan and share printed photos with the new PhotoScan app from Google Photos.

Nov 30
2016
Version 2.5.0

• An all-new set of smart, dynamic filters to enhance photos in one tap.
• Advanced editing controls to tweak lighting, color, and more, including an innovative Deep Blue slider that adds color to sky and water.
• More movies, made for you: your child’s first months, holiday traditions over time, highlights from the year, and more – all easily editable.
• Performance improvements.

Nov 09
2016
Version 2.4.0

• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 31
2016
Version 2.3.0

• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 05
2016
Version 2.2.0

New in this update:
• Rotate and trim videos in your library
• Performance improvements

Sep 26
2016
Version 2.1.0

Sharing photos with friends and family is now faster and easier than ever. After tapping share, just pick the contacts you want to share photos with – or enter any email address or phone number – and Google Photos will handle the rest.

Google Photos users will get a notification, phone numbers will get a link via SMS, and email addresses will get an email from Google Photos with your photos.

No more worrying about failed texts, email attachment limits, or re-uploading the same photos every time you want to share.

Also in this update:
• Create and edit movies with a powerful and intuitive new editing experience
• Performance improvements

Sep 08
2016
Version 2.0.0

Sharing photos with friends and family is now faster and easier than ever. After tapping share, just pick the contacts you want to share photos with – or enter any email address or phone number – and Google Photos will handle the rest.

Google Photos users will get a notification, phone numbers will get a link via SMS, and email addresses will get an email from Google Photos, saving you time and data.

No more worrying about failed texts, email attachment limits, or re-uploading the same photos every time you want to share.

Also in this update:
• Choose a new thumbnail for faces in People
• Sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added
• Easier sharing to YouTube
• Performance improvements

Aug 04
2016
Version 1.13.0

New in this update:
• New 3D Touch shortcuts from the app icon
• Free up space on your device from the menu
• Performance improvements.

Jul 13
2016
Version 1.12.1

New in this update:
• Improved support for burst photos
• New cropping tool
• Faster app startup
• Reduced battery and cellular data usage

Jul 11
2016
Version 1.12.0

New in this update:
• Improved support for burst photos
• New cropping tool
• Faster app startup
• Reduced battery and cellular data usage

May 23
2016
Version 1.11.0

New in this update:
• Add comments to shared photos and albums
• Performance improvements

May 04
2016
Version 1.10.0

New in this update:
• Add comments to shared photos and albums
• Find photos faster with a new search bar, now with emoji search
• Use Spotlight to search your photos from the home screen
• Add your photos to a shared album in just a tap with smart suggestions
• Add your own music to a movie
• Change the date or time of a photo

Mar 25
2016
Version 1.9.0

Introducing a better way to tell your story with new, smarter albums.

After an event or trip, Google Photos will automatically create a new album curated with your best shots. Make it your own by adding maps, text, and more.

Because finding and sharing the best photos from your trip shouldn’t be a part-time job.

Also in this update:
• Add maps, text, and location pins to existing albums
• Improved Live Photos playback
• Limit cache size in Settings
• Performance enhancements

Mar 18
2016
Version 1.8.1

Introducing a better way to tell your story with new, smarter albums.

After an event or trip, Google Photos will automatically create a new album curated with your best shots. Make it your own by adding maps, text, and more.

Because finding and sharing the best photos from your trip shouldn’t be a part-time job.

Also in this update:
• Add maps, text, and location pins to existing albums
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 07
2016
Version 1.8.0

• Improved app navigation, so you can spend less time flipping hamburger menus
• Back up and view Live Photos
• Reduced cache usage when your device is low on space
• iPad Split View and iPad Pro support
• Performance improvements

Jan 29
2016
Version 1.7.1

• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 25
2016
Version 1.7.0

• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 15
2015
Version 1.6.1

Introducing shared albums – a new, easy way to pool photos and videos with whomever you want, across any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Just select photos, tap the Share icon, and select Shared Album. People you share the link with can add photos to the album and get notified when new moments are added, no matter what device they’re on.

There’s also a new way to free up space on your device – without losing a photo. Just navigate to Settings and tap “Free up space.” Photos that are safely backed up will be removed from your device’s storage, but will still be available in Google Photos.

Yes, you can finally stop worrying about running out of space on your phone.

Also in this update:
• Chromecast support: Cast your photos and videos to your TV, even if they haven't been backed up yet. And don’t worry – when you’re casting, people will only see the photos you tap on.
• Improved photo backup: Backing up your photos and videos is more reliable and up to 4x faster.
• When selecting photos, you can now pinch to zoom in and out.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 10
2015
Version 1.6.0

Introducing shared albums – a new, easy way to pool photos and videos with whomever you want, across any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Just select photos, tap the Share icon, and select Shared Album. People you share the link with can add photos to the album and get notified when new moments are added, no matter what device they’re on.

There’s also a new way to free up space on your device – without losing a photo. Just navigate to Settings and tap “Free up space.” Photos that are safely backed up will be removed from your device’s storage, but will still be available in Google Photos.

Yes, you can finally stop worrying about running out of space on your phone.

Also in this update:
• Chromecast support: Cast your photos and videos to your TV, even if they haven't been backed up yet. And don’t worry – when you’re casting, people will only see the photos you tap on.
• Improved photo backup: Backing up your photos and videos is more reliable and up to 4x faster.
• When selecting photos, you can now pinch to zoom in and out.
• Performance improvements.

Oct 29
2015
Version 1.5.0

New in this update:
• Hide a person from appearing under People. This also prevents events with that person from appearing in "Rediscover this day" cards in the Assistant
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

And while we can’t pick out a costume for you, you can find all your old Halloween photos just by searching for “Halloween” in the app.

Oct 01
2015
Version 1.4.0

Thanks for all your feedback so far! We’re working hard to make Google Photos the best way to organize and share your photos.

New in this update:
• More people features: In Search, you can now label and merge face groups.
• Improved animation sharing: Your animations can now be shared directly to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger
• Faster app startup!
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 03
2015
Version 1.3.0

New in this update:

• Reorder your photos within an album
• Google Photos share links now open directly in the app
• Choose what part of a video clip to include in movies
• Manually back up individual photos and videos
• Bug fixes and performance improvements!

Aug 20
2015
Version 1.2.0

New in this update:

• Change the cover photo of your albums
• Share animations directly to Facebook
• Save animations as videos to share to Instagram, Whatsapp, and more
• Rediscover this day in your past
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 16
2015
Version 1.1.0

New in this update:

• Synchronize edits made on other devices with your iOS camera roll
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 20
2015
Version 1.0.3

Thanks for using Google Photos! New in this update:

• Speed and stability improvements
• "Preparing backup" now much faster

Jun 17
2015
Version 1.0.2

Thanks for using Google Photos! New in this update :

• Speed and stability improvements
• "Preparing backup" now much faster

May 30
2015
Version 1.0.1

Thanks for using Google Photos! New in this update:

• Speed and stability improvements
• "Preparing backup" now much faster

May 28
2015
Version 1.0.0

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