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Google Photos Now Has Shared Albums That You Can Build with Friends and Family


Back in May, Google unveiled its new Photos service, which offers free and unlimited photo storage for preserving life’s memories. Now the company is going a step further by making the experience social: a new shared albums feature allows you to build photo collections together with friends and family.

“Sharing photos and videos between friends and family after your birthday bash or holiday gathering shouldn’t be difficult,” Google writes in a blog post published yesterday. While album sharing was already available before, “you can now make the albums you send collaborative.”



Anyone receiving your special shared album link can choose to join the album to add their own photos and videos to the mix.



When they do, you get a notification that new photos have been added. You can even save other people’s contributions to your own Google Photos library.


The new feature is available now in the free Google Photos app on Android, iOS, and the Web.