Almost since its launch, Google Photos has established itself as the main reference when it comes to organizing and storing photos and video in the cloud (online). Its popularity has grown hand in hand with the number of features it is receiving, having seen a giant leap when they started offering free storage to all users.
Now, Google has implemented a new feature with the latest update, adding a new section of crowdsource, where he asks for help from his users to improve his machine learning. Basically, this new section asks you to answer some key questions about your photos, so that the whole system can evolve further.
How you can help Google Photos get even better
- Click on the search bar
- At the bottom of the page you will find a new button “Help improve Google Photos”
- Follow the directions on the next two pages
- Describes the most important elements in each photo
- It continues to help in one of the 4 groups presented:
- Understanding your photos
- Printing preference
- Designed for you
- Photos of festivities
In the latter option, you will be able to continue to help improve the service by answering different questions about your photos. These will be focused on specific services. For example, in the “Designed for you” section, you can improve the automatic creation of collages and animations. In “Photos of festivities”, you will be contributing to the creation of automatic albums for special occasions.
Improvements to Google Photos will not be immediate
Google stresses that the improvements will not be immediately visible, but promise that Google Photos will present, over time, major improvements in all its automatic features.
Although this is a very interesting addition, which can really help Google Photos jump to a higher level, it could end up being a real flop. For it to be a success, it is necessary that many (even many) users decide to use the new tool, and be willing to lose precious minutes of their day.
In addition, the new button is not positioned in a properly visible place, making it very difficult for the vast majority of users to see it.
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