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June 1, 2015

Google+ Photos Redirects to Google Photos

Now that Google launched a new photo sharing service (Google Photos), it's interesting to see what happens with Google+ Photos.

Google has a new Android app for Google Photos. Until now, the Google Photos shortcut linked to the Google+ app. A recent update to the Google+ app removed the Photos section, so you can no longer check your photos from Google+.

The desktop Google+ site redirects users to the new Google Photos and shows this message: "Google Photos gives your personal photos a comfy new home. Photos shared in Google+ remain part of your Google+ profile." There's also a link to Google+ Photos.


Picasa Web Albums, Google+ Photos and the new Google Photos are different interfaces for the same photo library. Now that Google Photos doesn't require Google+, it's likely that Google can finally retire Picasa Web Albums and replace it with Google Photos.

Google Photos: https://photos.google.com
Google+ Photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/highlights
Picasa Web Albums: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1

3 comments:

  1. Google+ link now redirects to photos.google.com. I guess we now have to take an additional boatload of steps to just share pictures. Boo.

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  2. Google+ link now redirects to photos.google.com. I guess we now have to take an additional boatload of steps to just share pictures. Boo.

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  3. Does anyone know how to prevent Google+ Photos from redirecting to Google Photos? I want to use the video rotate functionality of Google+ Photos that does not exist in Google Photos yet.

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