Google Photos has a feature called “Memories” which Google defines as “… collections of some of your best photos and videos, whether from past years or weeks.” Google often adds cool effects to these images and one of them is called Cinematic Effects. For example, you may see a slow zoom effect or a background panning effect that adds 3D to a 2D image.
When you open the Google Photos app, the Memories carousel at the top of the photo grid makes it easy to select certain photos. But starting last week, Google added Event Memories that will show you images and videos taken or recorded during events such as “New Years Eve, Halloween, birthdays, graduation ceremonies and more. Moreover”. These images and videos can be renamed by the user or even deleted from the photo grid.
Not only can you view your memories on your phone using the Google Photo app, but you can also view them on your Nest Hub under the “Your Day” tab. Users can also use Google Photos controls to hide certain faces belonging to other people and pets. This reduces grid images, allowing the user to focus on the people, places and times they want to revisit.
While Google’s Memories widget for Android and iOS provides memories on users’ homescreens, a new People & Pets widget on Android will show users images of friends, relatives, dogs, cats, fish, etc. on the home screen. Tap the widget to access the Google Photos app.