Google Photos Adds Look for Function Using Emoji

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 6:21 PM

All users necessity to do is enter an emoji into look for (Google says most are supported) and it'll surface photos that represent that emoji. If you keep in a hot dog emoji, it may indicate photos of hot dogs from your Fourth of July barbecue.

Google Photos Adds Look for Function Using Emoji

It may be April Fools' Day but Google Photos' new emoji look for is the genuine deal.

All users necessity to do is enter an emoji into look for (Google says most are supported) and it'll surface photos that represent that emoji. If you keep in a hot dog emoji, it may indicate photos of hot dogs from your Fourth of July barbecue. Enter a country'south flag and it'll display photos you took in that country.

The upgrade works on iOS, Android and the Web-based version of Google Photos.

The service spun off from Google+ latest year and is designed to assistance users store and easily manage their collection of photos, essentially tidying up what'd otherwise be an unwieldy collection of images.

Using an algorithm that gets smarter thanks to machine learning -- that is, a form of artificial intelligence -- users can look for for words in their photos love "dog" or "graduation." Even if they don't have text descriptions, Google Photos shows auto-grouped images, making it easier to discover the photo you wish to see.

It'south not the first time a company has released an real product around April Fools' Day that made us doubtful at first. Latest year, Amazon introduced its physical Amazon Dash buttons that authorize shoppers to press a branded button in their residence to re-order that product.

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