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.
Facebook Says Parents Can Trust Its 'Messenger Kids' Service
Dec 4, 2017
Facebook today rolled out a new messaging service for children under the age of 13. Messenger Kids is a mobile application that gives kids the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends.
Google Photos Debuts Suggested Sharing, Photo Books
May 17, 2017
Google today made it easier to share photos with others. The new suggested sharing tool relies on machine learning to recognize faces in photos and match them with known contacts.
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.
YouTube Kids to Give Parents More Control
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.