Google's next chat service is

Alonzo Simpson
December 4, 2019

The new tool is part of the company's so-called Data Transfer Project that was originally announced a year ago as a collaboration between Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to enable users easily transfer their data between various online services.

While it may seem an intuitive and useful feature at first, a lot of folks use photos or links from Google photos to share it on other platforms such as Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, or Twitter. Today, Google announced another feature that adds even more functionality to its photo management service - the ability to chat within the Google Photos app.

Google Photos will now have a native messaging feature where users can send each other individual photos and respond in a thread. Then choose the contact to share the content with and you're done. Members in a conversation can like photos or comment within the conversation, and they can also save photos or videos directly to their own gallery. That may limit the feature to some extent, as not everyone is a Google user. But honestly, I believe that most of us have a Google account, so I think we're good.

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No, this feature is not created to replace your existing chat apps, and all conversations are private.

Google announced on Wednesday that Google Photo has been updated and will now have an in-built conversation feature as part of its services. People all over the globe can expect to have it over the following week.

Once a chat has been started, you can return to it at any time from the "Sharing" tab in Google Photos. Still, it could come in handy when sharing through the web app. The new feature offers users one place to find the pictures they've shared with their friends and family and keep the conversation going.

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