Google Photos introduces Photo Stacks, new AI-powered document features to organize your library

Google Photos is getting new AI-based features to organize and categorize photos for users. The search giant has added a new Photo Stack feature to Google Photos that lets users group similar shots together to keep their library clutter-free. Another AI-powered feature will identify and automatically categorize screenshots and documents in the gallery into more albums like IDs, receipts and event information. Additionally, Google Photos now allows users to set reminders on those images to find them at a later date. All these updates are currently being released for Android and iOS users.

Google announced this on Wednesday Adding new AI-supported features Via a blog post on Google Photos. The new Photo Stack feature, as the name suggests, automatically identifies and groups together similar photos of the same subject taken within a short time frame and selects a “Top Pick” that Captures the moment best. Users have the option to manually select their own photo as the top selection. The stack can be modified or discontinued at any time. The purpose of this functionality is to keep the user’s library organized and clutter-free.

Additionally, Google Photos is using AI to better recognize and automatically classify screenshots and documents. Screenshots will now be grouped into albums such as ID, Receipts, Notes, Recipes and Menus, Social and Event Information. These albums can be accessed from the Search tab under the New Document section. This will allow users to quickly find what they need without having to scroll through all the photos.

Google Photos is also rolling out a new feature that allows users to set reminders directly from within the Google Photos app. With this functionality, you can set reminders in your calendar – from a screenshot of a ticket or a photo containing text or date information. This can be done by clicking on the “Set reminder” option and Google Photos will send you a reminder based on the details in the screenshot.

Users can automatically archive screenshots and documents after 30 days and this will hide them from the main gallery but keep them accessible from their dedicated albums.

According to Google’s blog, the new Photos features are currently being rolled out to users through the Google Photos app on Android and iOS.


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