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How to harness Google Photos to transform your messy pictures

Google Photos now has more than a billion users. Here’s how to utilise its power to bring some order to your chaotic smartphone pictures

How to harness Google Photos to transform your messy pictures

How to harness Google Photos to transform your messy pictures – Google’s online power is immense. As well as having market dominance with its Chrome web browser and Gmail app, it’s now managed to develop the world’s most used photo storage website in Google Photos.

The picture storage service, which is available through its website or app, has passed the one billion user threshold. In doing so it’s become Google’s ninth service to have upwards of a billion people using it. (As well as email and web browsing, Android, Drive, Maps, its Play Store, plus Search and YouTube easily pass the seven-digit monthly user figure).

Photos’ growth has been rapid, reaching the colossal user figure in just under four years. However, it has been given a helping hand from Google’s existing dominance within other services.

Android has played a crucial role in its rise as the Photos app comes installed on every device running the OS. And it probably helped that Google gives people unlimited photo uploads for free, as long as the pictures are under 16MP. Photos had a humble beginning, though. It was spun out of Google+’s (RIP) photo sharing option and consumed Picasa in 2016 when the service was shutdown.

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