Google Photos brings ‘In the Spotlight’ feature to more users; where’s what it does | HT Tech

Google Photos brings ‘In the Spotlight’ feature to more users; where’s what it does

The new ‘In the Spotlight’ app feature in Google Photos doesn’t seem to be tied to a particular version.

| Updated on: Mar 29 2021, 01:02 IST
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Looks like Google wants to keep reminding you about your old images and cherish it again. Just a few days ago it brought ‘Cheers' feature in Google Photos to more users and now it has started rolling out ‘In the Spotlight' feature to more users as well. The feature automatically chooses the best images and makes an Instagram-like story slider out of it. However, the only major difference here is that it takes only those images that show the stage and crowd, something we often see during music performances and plays.

As mentioned in a report by Android Police, the new ‘In the Spotlight' app feature in Google Photos doesn't seem to be tied to a particular version. And the feature might only pop up if Google finds enough images of the stage, your photo list.

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This is just one of the features that Google is bringing to many users this year. It might be taken as the company's efforts to give the most value to users before it stops free ‘High Quality' image uploading and starts cutting the space from your Google Drive.

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Also read: Free, unlimited ‘High Quality' uploads in Google Photos confirmed for Pixel 5 and older phones, Pixel 5a won't get it

On a related note, the rumoured Pixel 5a might be missing out on one of the key features - Free High Quality Google Photos upload. One of the Google executives has now confirmed that Pixel 2 to Pixel 5 users will continue to have ‘High Quality' uploads as free and unlimited, even after June. However, it won't be the case with ‘future Pixels' and probably OEM Android handsets.

Although this might come as good news for current Pixel users, it may also push more people to get their hands on the older Pixel smartphones. Also worth mentioning is that since the future Pixel phones won't get this feature, it might not make Pixel 5a (whenever it launches) as popular.

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First Published Date: 29 Mar, 01:00 IST