7 tricks essential Google Photos you should know

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Google Photos is an application that most use on your Android phone. It presents itself as a perfect app to save our photos, keep them organized and always available. Although it is an app that we don’t always get all the party that we should, because that gives us more features than we think. Features that are well worth discovering.

The application has evolved with the passage of time, changing even design recently. Also have been including features in Google Photossome that many have not discovered or started using yet, but which allow a better use of this app on Android.

Mark photos as favorites

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Sure you have photos that have a special meaning for you, or that you want to teach with frequency, but do not want to have to navigate through your entire library of photos in the application. To facilitate this, or to separate those photos that you like more or have more meaning, you can mark photos as favorites. So, you create an album of favorites, which allows you to have them always accessible. To mark a photo as favorite, just follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Photos in your phone.
  2. Find the photo you want to mark as a favorite.
  3. Enters the picture.
  4. Tap the icon of the star in the top right.
  5. To view favorite photos, go to the section of albums, there’s one of favorite.

Hide photos

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It is possible that you have a photo embarrassing or private, which is saved in your library of the app. If at any time you are teaching your photos to someone, you can sit with that image, that is just something you don’t want. Luckily, in Google Photos, you have the option to hide photosthat does not delete them, so that no one will be able to see them. You avoid surprises or awkward situations, but do not delete these photos, but they are saved in a file folder. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Opens the application.
  • Tap and hold on the photo or photos to hide.
  • Select all that you want to hide.
  • Tap the three vertical dots in the top right.
  • Click on the option Move to Archive.
  • If you want to get the file, tap the three horizontal stripes top and comes in file in its menu.

Create your own books, collages or movies

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With the passage of time will accumulate a lot of photos in Google Photos, that you want to sort in different ways or want to be able to make use of them. The application allows us to create our own books, movies or collages in all the time. So you can use these photos in a way that we like and be creative with them. This is possible within the application itself, just follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Photos.
  2. Tap For you.
  3. Choose what you want to create: Collage, book, movie, or animation.
  4. Select the photos you want to use.
  5. Expected to create the chosen project.

Chat with friends

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A photo app that lets you chat with your friends directly without leaving it. This is a feature that came in in December to Google Photos, and that is an important change in the application, but it is one that makes the most sense of what that looks like. Because it contributes to the sharing of photos and that many will be using the application, as I have. You’ll be able to send photos or videos within the app to another person, to share or discuss on topics, such as ideas of a trip. How to use this chat function is the following:

  • Open Google Photos in your phone.
  • Find the photo or video you want to share with another person.
  • Click on the same.
  • Tap the share icon (the icon to the left in the first photo).
  • Under the option “Send from Google Photos,” choose the contact or enter his name or email address, and choose then to this person.
  • Opens a chat window.
  • Type in the message that accompanies this photo.
  • You already have that chat.
  • You can access this chat from the menu to share.

Retrieves creations discarded by mistake

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In one of the previous sections we have shown to create collages or animations with the application. When you create one, you have the final option to save it or discard it. If by mistake we discard this creation, or we repent subsequently been deleted, the application has an option that allows you to retrieve these creations that we have deleted. A function that was made official last December, but that undoubtedly is of great utility. To be able to retrieve them, we have to follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Photos on the phone.
  2. Tap the icon of three horizontal stripes.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Go to the section of Suggestions have been omitted.
  5. There you will find the creations deleted.
  6. Click on the you want to recover.

Changes the perspective of the photos

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Many times we draw a picture of a document or a card, that we want to keep or send to someone. In this kind of cases, it is important that the text is readable, and that is well-aligned. Google Photos introduced last fall a function that makes this possible, help a lot, but somehow it seems to have passed unnoticed among the users. It can also be used for correct photos that are a little twisted and that we want to look good. The way of using this function is:

  1. Open the app on your phone.
  2. Find the photo to correct.
  3. Enters the picture.
  4. Tap the second icon at the bottom (an icon with three lines).
  5. Choose the perspective that is best for your photo.

It is also possible by pressing the last of the icons, the dot matrix and choosing then the Crop option Document. So we’re going to edit this photo without leaving the application, allowing it to adjust to what you need in function of each image.

Get information on the sites of your photos

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Like many other Google applications, it has integration with Google Lens. This integration allows you to get information about sites that you have photographed or that you go to find similar photos online. A good way of using the app if at a given moment you’re not sure what site it is that you photographed in your day. To use this function we need to do the following:

  1. Open Google Photos.
  2. Find the photo on which you want information.
  3. Enters in that picture.
  4. Click on the third icon, at the bottom, the Google Lens.
  5. Expected data to be displayed.
  6. Slide down to know more about that site.
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