Google Photos Debuts Create-Your-Own Themed Movies
Google today added the ability for people to craft their own themed movies in Google Photos. Google Photos' themed movies assemble photos of people, places, pets, or events and stitches them together — complete with soundtrack — into a shareable montage. Google Photos has been able to create these themed movies automatically through its Assistant since last year, but Photos now lets people put together their own movies. There are a number of pre-configured themes centered on kids, cats, dogs, selfies, and holidays such as Valentine's Day. The create-your-own themed movies are available online and from mobile devices. Google Photos continues to offer Photo Books for printing memories and shared libraries for commingling photos with friends and family. Google Photos is free to use online, and the mobile app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Google's Fur-tastic Google Photos Now Better at Recognizing Pets
Oct 16, 2017
Google today made it easier for pet lovers to manage pictures of their feline or canine companions. Google says Photos will now treat pets as the family members they are, grouping them alongside people and allowing users to name and/or label them.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Dec 13, 2016
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
Facebook's Events App to Help You Find Things to Do
Oct 7, 2016
Facebook today announced a new app called Events, which is meant to help Facebook users find and schedule tings to do with family and friends. The app will highlight events that friends are planning to attend, new events added by liked pages, and updates from events to which users may have already RSVP'd.
Searching Google for Events Will Now Generate Personal Recommendations
Jul 26, 2018
Google today updated its main search tool with a new emphasis on helping people locate nearby events. Moving forward, generic searches for things like "events near me" will result in a list of events from a variety of sources, as well as vital details about those events.
Google Assistant Lets Device Makers Create Custom Actions
Mar 9, 2018
Google today introduced new Custom Device Actions for Google Assistant that will give devices native functionality specific to their hardware. Custom Device Actions build on the Assistant's existing Actions tool for issuing specific commands.