What's New

3.1
• Performance improvements

3.0
Suggested sharing
• Sharing photos with friends just got easier. Check the new Sharing tab for smart, personalized suggestions that help you quickly share the right photos with the right people.

Shared libraries
• Grant a trusted person—whether it’s a spouse, best friend, or family member—access to some, or all, of your photos. No more asking each other for photos.
• Set up rules to only share photos of specific people or time ranges.

App Description

Google Photos is a smarter home for all your photos and videos, made for the way you take photos today.

“The best photo product on Earth” – The Verge
“Google Photos is your new essential picture app” – Wired
“Upload the pictures, and let Google Photos do the rest” – The New York Times

• FREE UNLIMITED STORAGE: Back up unlimited photos and videos for free, up to 16 megapixels and 1080p HD. Access from any device and photos.google.com—your photos are safe, secure, and private to you.

• FREE UP SPACE: Never worry about running out of space on your phone again. Photos that are safely backed up can be removed from your device’s storage in just a tap.

• VISUAL SEARCH: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things in them—no tagging required.

• SMARTER SHARING: With smart sharing suggestions, giving your friends the photos you took of them is painless. And they can add their photos, too, so you’ll finally get the photos you’re actually in.

• SEND PHOTOS IN SECONDS: Don’t waste your data by texting and emailing photos. Instantly share up to 1,500 photos with anyone, right from the app.

• MOVIES AND GIFS, MADE FOR YOU: Get automatically created movies, collages, GIFs, panoramas, and more from your photos. Or easily create them yourself.

• MOTION STILLS: Advanced stabilization turns your Live Photos into beautiful looping videos or GIFs.

• ADVANCED EDITING: Transform photos with a tap. Use intuitive and powerful photo and video editing tools to apply content-aware filters, adjust lighting, and more.

• SMART AUTOMATIC ALBUMS: Tell better stories, without the work. Automatically get a new album with just your best shots after an event or trip, then invite others to add their photos.

• REDISCOVER: It’s easier than ever to relive your memories. Get collages of photos you took a year ago on this day – perfect for #tbt.

• ON YOUR TV: View your photos and videos on your TV with Chromecast and Airplay support.

Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.

For the latest updates from the team, follow us on Twitter at @googlephotos

Using GPS in the background can decrease battery life. Google Photos doesn't run GPS in the background unless you turn on optional features.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 29, 2015 Initial release
  • May 30, 2015 New version 1.0.1
  • June 20, 2015 New version 1.0.3
  • July 18, 2015 New version 1.1.0
  • August 22, 2015 New version 1.2.0
  • September 03, 2015 New version 1.3.0
  • October 03, 2015 New version 1.4.0
  • October 31, 2015 New version 1.5.0
  • December 12, 2015 New version 1.6.0
  • December 15, 2015 New version 1.6.1
  • January 26, 2016 New version 1.7.0
  • January 30, 2016 New version 1.7.1
  • March 08, 2016 New version 1.8.0
  • March 19, 2016 New version 1.8.1
  • March 26, 2016 New version 1.9.0
  • May 10, 2016 New version 1.10.0
  • June 21, 2016 New version 1.11.0
  • July 11, 2016 New version 1.12.0
  • July 13, 2016 New version 1.12.1
  • August 05, 2016 New version 1.13.0
  • September 08, 2016 New version 2.0.0
  • September 27, 2016 New version 2.1.0
  • October 06, 2016 New version 2.2.0
  • November 01, 2016 New version 2.3.0
  • November 10, 2016 New version 2.4.0
  • November 30, 2016 New version 2.5.0
  • December 14, 2016 New version 2.6.0
  • January 13, 2017 New version 2.7.0
  • January 26, 2017 New version 2.8.0
  • February 09, 2017 New version 2.9.0
  • February 24, 2017 New version 2.10.0
  • March 08, 2017 New version 2.11.0
  • March 23, 2017 New version 2.12.0
  • April 10, 2017 New version 2.13.0
  • April 24, 2017 New version 2.14.0
  • May 17, 2017 New version 2.15.0
  • May 25, 2017 New version 2.16.0
  • May 30, 2017 New version 2.17.0
  • June 20, 2017 New version 2.18.0
  • June 23, 2017 New version 2.18.1
  • July 05, 2017 New version 3.0.0
  • July 24, 2017 New version 3.1.0