When it comes to searching content on the internet, the first option that pops into everyone’s mind is Google. We use Google all the time to search for movies, photos and articles about our major interests. By far, Google seems to be the most reliable search engine that you can find out there. What more can you ask from your everyday searching tool? Well, there is a surprise in place for us. Google Photos reached user milestone, this week, amassing over 100 million users from all around the world.
What is Google Photos and what can we use it for? Basically Google Photos is an intelligent machine, capable of learning from user’s search preference. You can use this nifty tool in order to auto-tag pictures that are being shared on social platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
But that’s only a piece of good news. In addition to this brand new service, that wants to compete against Instagram (although Instagram has about 400 million users worldwide), Google announced that they freed up some more space on their network. That means virtually unlimited space for photo and video storage for all those users who want to share their favorite moments with everyone.
Although Google Photos had a minor setback in July, developers are still hoping the best for their brand new service. We can all recall the event of last July, when Google Photos main algorithm failed miserably in identifying the photos of two African-Americans. Many online users catalogue this gesture as being racist in any way we can think of.
Apparently, Google decided to move on after this setback and further improve the Google Photos service. Developers said that Google Photos is very similar to Facebook’ photo recognition service. The program is able to identify the face of a person and even trace his progression through age. Google Photos reached user milestone and everyone seems to take a greater interest in what the service has to offer.
Online reviews have also come up with statistics. Apparently, the most searched thing on Google are babies, followed by food, dogs and then cats. Google Photo service can also be used to generate URLs that you can copy and paste everywhere.
The total amount of space that Googled freed on their servers in order to accommodate the increasing photo post is approximately 3723 terabytes.