Google Photos can now recognize your pets

Joanna Estrada
October 17, 2017

Google Photos is awesome. Well, Google understands our affinity towards pets and the constant need to scroll through their pictures.

Google has rolled out an update for its excellent Photos app that gives your pets the same credence as human family members.

The free photo-sharing service, which launched in 2015, automatically organizes your photo library, such as grouping pictures by place or person.

Rolling out in most countries today, the new update will not only show you pets grouped alongside people, but you can label them by name, allowing for easier searches to find the flawless portrait you took of your beloved furry friend. Although, when it comes to our pets, every picture is just flawless, right?

This means that rather than just surfacing every image within Google Photos that happens to contain a dog or a cat, or a specific breed (which is something you can do already too), you can now search specifically for your own pets. Users will be able to see pictures of animals grouped alongside people, and your pet can be labeled and searched for by name.

In a statement given to Buzzfeed, Google said that its algorithm would differentiate between different breeds, but it may encounter a problem when a user has more than one pet of the same breed, say, three Labradors. Users may also find a surprise auto-created movie featuring the pets within the "Assistant" view in Google Photos.

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