More insights about a distinct and innovative feature that Google is presently trialing for Google Photos have surfaced, thanks to a recent report from prolific software investigator AssembleDebug.
The unforeseen addition to the platform enables users to schedule calendar alerts directly from within Google Photos, diverging from the usual feature updates.
AssembleDebug has succeeded in activating the feature within the most recent version of Google Photos (version 6.61), providing the first glimpse of the reminder function in action.
As per the report, Google’s fresh Google Photos reminder feature is capable of identifying and extracting date details from a photo and automatically converting it into an event in Google Calendar. For example, viewing a photo of an invitation or ticket will automatically trigger a prompt to schedule a reminder for that event or trip. Google Photos will seamlessly populate event specifics based on the photo’s content and offer the user an opportunity to edit them before saving to the calendar. The link to the original photo is also automatically included in the event.
The prompt to set a reminder will not appear for every photo and is specifically tailored for individuals with textual event information, thereby opening up new possibilities for using Google Photos beyond just organizing selfies and vacation pictures. With this new reminder function, the platform will become equally valuable for managing physical tickets, invitations, and bills. Users can simply capture an image of any document they receive, and Google Photos will aid in ensuring they do not overlook any crucial dates.
It’s important to note that the reminder feature is presently in the testing phase and not accessible to users. There is no assurance that this experimental capability will be launched in its current form or at all. Nonetheless, ongoing development by Google suggests a high probability of an imminent rollout, based on previous feature revelations.
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