Google Photos app will soon be able to show curated albums on Chromecasts or smart displays

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Google seems to be working on a new nifty feature for its Google Photos app. Folks at XDA have performed an APK teardown, which has revealed that a new feature called “Photo Frames” is in the works, of the latest version of the Google Photos app that is 4.32.

Now, it appears that Google already made significant progress as the it’s now possible to enable the feature, provided that you’re an expert at performing the hack.

Image: XDA

As you can see in the above image, an option called “Photos Frames” will appear on the left sidebar. Upon tapping it, you’ll be shown a list of Chromecasts or smart displays, it’s now easier for you to choose any item from the list and after selecting the item(let’s say it’s a smart display), you’ll be able to pick an album and display it on the smart display you just selected. You can pick the following options:

  • People and pets: An auto-updating album of recognized people and pets.
  • Recent highlights: An automatically curated album of your best photos.
  • Favorites: Any photos you marked as a favorite.
  • Or any other manually created album of your choice.

The feature is in the testing phase, meaning that you’ll have to wait a while before Google rolls out the feature to the public.


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