Google Photos update – Memories

Similar to the stories you see at the top of Instagram, Google Photos’ new ‘Memories’ feature lets you relive key moments from your past.

It displays a series of small circles dedicated to previous years, which you can tap to view a digitally curated series of shots without having to scroll through your entire library.

Using machine learning, Google Photos filters out duplicate images and picks the best quality photos.

You can even hide people or time periods that you do not want to see, with the resulting images presented to you privately rather than shared to everyone.

The feature has started to roll out over the last week or so, so keep an eye out for updates that are due to arrive soon.

Google has also announced it will be making it easier to share photos with friends and family in the coming months, letting you add them to private conversations and allow comments, effectively turning Google Photos into its own messaging platform.