Google Photos was one of the big tentpole features to be highlighted at the company’s I/O 2017 keynote last week, and Photo Books were one of the neat new additions to the service. It basically allows users to browse their photo collections and select images to be added to a physical picture album that will be printed and mailed to their door. Now Google has updated their mobile Photos apps, so you can create your photo albums right from an iOS or Android device.
The new Photo Books feature went live last week shortly after it was announced, but unfortunately it required users to log into Google Photos on a desktop browser. The update to the Photos app on iOS and Android means that’s no longer a requirement, and it still includes the option to have Google’s AI automatically select and format the best pictures.
There’s only two types of book to choose from at this point, unfortunately, but the prices are more than reasonable. A 7-inch by 7-inch softcover album with 20 pages will cost you $10, while 20-page hardcover version measures 9 inches by 9 inches and is priced at $20.
The other major downside is that Google is only making these Photo Books available to users in the US. There’s no word yet on when or if Google will open this feature up to other parts of the world, but they hopefully will soon.
SOURCE Google Photos