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Google Photos wants your memories to stand out


The Photos app will introduce updates to Memories, a feature cataloging photos based on specific dates or categories. Starting this summer, when the app detects a set of three or more photos that share things in common like a specific shape or color, it will highlight them in Memories.

"On their own, these photos may not be the most meaningful, but when you see them all together, they tell a story — your story. As always, they’re private and only visible to you," said Shimrit Ben-Yair, vice president of Google Photos, in a blog post published Tuesday.

Google Photos will also use machine learning to help bring those memories to life. The feature Cinematic Memories can take two near-identical photos, and fill the gaps with new frames to create moving images.


Also, later this year, Photos will incorporate more Memories based on holidays celebrated, including Diwali, Lunar New Year and Hanukkah.