Google Photos can now tell your pet apart from other animals

Ken Copeland
October 18, 2017

Nonetheless, it's a welcome addition - it beats having to scroll through page after page of unrelated images just to find that one omgsocute snapshot you want to share with your friends. This time the search giant has updated its Google Photos app, which can now group together images of your pets using face recognition. Once they are up, the Google service sorts them accordingly so that pet owners can label them as they please. Yup, this is now apparently smart enough to distinguish between pets so only your hound gets grouped. "This makes it even easier to create albums, movies, or even a photo book of your pet", says Lily Kharevych, Google Photos software engineer. They can either type the search or can simply post an emoji of a dog or a cat to initiate a search process. While Google Photos will be able to tell a Chihuahua from a Bernese, it'll still need some help in telling the difference between dogs or cats of the same breed, the company told BuzzFeed. Apple's Photos app, for instance, also offer this functionality. In such case, Google suggests users to have a look at the app and remove photos of a misgrouped pet. What do you think of Google's new technology for pet identification?

Used by over 500 million users, Google Photos is one of the most popular smartphone apps out there.

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Google is now working on the next update which would be more stable version of the Photos app with all the bug fixes and other issues reported by the users from around the world.

If you use Google Photos and have pets, you should see the new grouping appearing already.

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