Remember those days when you'd flip through physical albums, cherishing memories captured in stills? Google Photos is recreating that magic, digitally, with its new Memories view. Launched today for U.S. users, it's here to give your favorite moments a scrapbook twist.
A successor to Google Photos’ four-year-old Memories carousel, this feature now boasts over half a billion monthly users. But here's where the new view stands out: it offers you full autonomy. Customize, curate, and create your own Memories view from scratch or tailor the existing ones. Break free from the AI-recommended titles like "Best of August 2013" and rename it to something more personal.
Want to spice up the title game? Try Google Labs' experimental feature. Use the “Help me title” button to get suggestions powered by generative AI. Although currently limited to select U.S. accounts, your feedback can sharpen this AI, enhancing the naming experience.
And memories are always better when shared! Collaborate with friends and family, amalgamating everyone's favorite photos and videos. The culmination? A scrapbook-style timeline perfect for sharing on platforms like TikTok or YouTube Shorts.
If you've been seeking a perfect blend of nostalgia with a touch of modern-day AI sophistication, Google Photos' Memories view might just be the answer. A global release is on the horizon, so watch out for the scrapbook magic unfolding in your app soon!