December 7, 2019
Google Photos messaging chat

Google has Released another Chat Option and this Time it’s Inside Google Photos on Mobile and Desktop

Google is rolling out a new messaging chat option through Google Photos, for both its mobile apps, as well as on the web…

There’s certainly been no shortage of messaging platforms from Google. Many have come and gone (like the one that lasted just two years for YouTube) and now, there’s a new one. It’s a chat option for Google Photos and it’s supported on Android, iOS, and the web.

Google Introduces Google Photos Chat Messaging for Android, iOS, and the Web

The new Google Photos chat feature is coming with an update to the interface. People can share both pictures and video, along with interacting. So, it’s possible to comment, like, save, and even continue to add media through ongoing conversations.

It’s accessible through the share button within a photo or video and even works beyond just one-on-one, with groups. 

However, it isn’t a replacement for standalone messaging apps, Google says. Instead, it’s just a convenient alternative:

“You’ve always been able to share individual photos through the app by creating an album for a single photo and sharing the link. But we’ve heard from some of you that this could be a simpler experience, so now when you share one-off photos and videos, you’ll have the option to add them to an ongoing, private conversation in the app. This gives you one place to find the moments you’ve shared with your friends and family and keep the conversation going.”

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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