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July 25, 2013

Google+ Photos App: Not Just For Chromebooks

Remember the Google+ Photos app for Chromebooks? It was originally launched as a Chromebook Pixel exclusive, but it worked well on my Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.

The app is available in the Chrome Web Store. If you switch to French (or any language other than English), the app's description changes and it reveals something interesting:

Google+ Photos will currently instantly upload all .jpg files from the default pictures folder on your computer every time it is run. These directories include:

Windows XP: C:\Users\yourname\Pictures
Windows 7: C:\My Documents\yourname\My Pictures
Linux: /home/yourname/Pictures
Mac: /Users/yourname/Pictures


This means that the app will also work in Windows, Linux and Mac OS, not just in Chrome OS. Right now, when you install the app in Chrome for Windows, you get this error message:


{ Thanks, Jonathan. }

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