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October 21, 2020
Google Photos printed picture subscription service shutting down

Google will Soon Shut Down this Little Known, Little Used Photos Service

Google has an underused subscription service for Google Photos and it’s about to come to an end, by the end of the month, the company says…

There’s a lot more to Google Photos than just a huge repository for images. It contains editing and enhancement tools. It’s also a place where Google Lens lives. Plus, it can identify individuals, as well as pets. But it offers a bit more that casual users probably don’t know exist (like the ability to capture and copy text in pictures). Or, its printing subscription service.

Google Photos Printed Picture Subscription Service Shutting Down

Earlier this year, Google added new subscription option for photo prints. It cost just $8 per month and automatically picked, printed, and mailed ten of the best snaps, on card-stock. Now, only four months after rolling out the feature, Google is pulling the plug, effective June 30th of this year.

Although, this won’t impact very many people. That’s because it was made available to a limited group of people. It’s still possible to purchase prints via CVS and Walmart and to order customized photo books. Google dispatched an email to its subscribers that reads, in-part:

“We are ending the monthly photo prints trial program as of June 30, 2020, in order to make improvements based on your feedback. Although we will be ending the trial program, we hope that you have experienced some joy from the prints you received along the way.”

Google Photos printed picture subscription service shut down notice
Credit: Android Police

William Boleys

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