Google has just announced the all new Photos app for Android, iOS and web which brings unlimited image and video storage to the table. Images of up to 16-megapixel in size can be stored, while videos of up to 1080p can be saved to the cloud.
These images can be accessed from a wide range of devices including the web, Android and iOS devices. Your photos will be synced seamlessly on the cloud and you’ll have access to them practically anywhere, and all you have to do is sign up with your Google account.
The web version will be accessible from a new URL – photos.google.com. The Photos app will also bring image and video filtering based on timeline. A pinch gesture on the mobile app will give you a brief look of the images taken from the past, including images which you might have taken a few years ago, they can all be accessed from one place. Users can also make collages and add sounds to videos using the ‘+’ button on the app.
There is face detection available with the new Google Photos, which will help you tag images based on the people present there. The big selling point here is that this service is completely free, meaning that practically anybody can leverage the power of Google Photos and the unlimited storage.
There don’t seem to be any hidden caveats just yet, but we’ll keep you posted if we come across something. You can find all the details on the official Google blog in the link below. But before you do that, make sure you catch the introduction video below for more details on the newly launched service.