As technology has already become a key feature of our lives, we tend to leave behind hundreds of memories in the form of photos. While in the old days you would just store them into an album a keep it in a known place, now your photos may be scattered all over the web – on strings of albums from different social media accounts or other image sharing services that may not even be that much used nowadays.
In this meander of daily photos, Facebook first came up with a handy solution for reminiscing old photographs, especially amongst users which take hundreds of them: a feature which lets users see what photos they took on this exact same day one year ago, two years ago and so on and so forth. Now Google is launching a similar feature for its Google Photos app, but instead of being just copy-paste, it will also try adding to the formula.
The feature, called “Rediscover the Day”, is completely optional and offers you the chance to see what you’ve posted or uploaded to the service on past iterations of a certain day, and also share it with your friends. According to the blog post which announced the feature, when using it you will get cards in the Assistant view mode which will show you what happened in your personal past on that exact day.
The interesting thing about Rediscover the Day is the fact that Google plans in the future to make the feature discern between really important pictures and fillers. For example, it is going to ignore screenshots and the likes and find pictures related to events, people you may be close to or vacations. This will make the app more useful as it will reportedly show that one important picture from a batch of fillers uploaded in the past; it will also make you collages and slideshows of photo groupings considered to be important.
The last bit is quite significant – as Google Photos is mostly used as a cloud storage feature more than a social one, since Google + is all but effectively dead. People regularly upload hundreds or even thousands of photos to the storage – and a few of them are really important actually.
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