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Want to link your Android camera app and Google Photos library? There's a shortcut for that

By dkpope
Jan 21, 2016
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="http://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2016/01/2016-01-19-image-7.jpg" /></p> <p>Some Android users have noticed a new option in the Google Photos app that should make your life a little easier. DroidLife reports that if you <a href="http://www.droid-life.com/2016/01/18/google-photos/">swipe to the Assistant tab</a>, some people have the option to enable a &ldquo;Jump from Camera to Google Photos&rdquo; shortcut. If you agree to the change, a tiny circle with the Google Photos logo will show in your camera app whenever you take a new photo. Then, instead of launching the Gallery or another equivalent app, tap the circle and you&rsquo;ll be taken straight to Photos instead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/61449-google-photos-shutting-down-august-1-replaced-google.html">Google Photos took over for Google+ Photos</a> at the beginning of August 2015, after launching a few months earlier. It has the same features as Google+ Photos, with a few upgrades such as unlimited high-quality uploads and automatic organization. In November, Google Photos for Android got updated with a <a href="http://www.techspot.com/news/62825-google-photos-can-now-save-space-device-deleting.html">&quot;Free Up Space&quot; button</a> that will automatically delete photos that you&#39;ve already backed up to the cloud. A more recent update (as of December 2015) added the ability to <a href="http://time.com/4143797/google-photos-app-features-2015/">collaborate on photo albums</a> &ndash; nothing ground-breaking, but it is new to Google Photos.&#8203;</p> <p>Back to the new Android shortcut, DroidLife says they&#39;re not sure where the little option came from. Maybe it was &quot;an update we didn&rsquo;t notice or because of a slow server-side rollout.&quot; Either way, it seems like a cool, although slightly convoluted workaround for integrating the two apps.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/63522-want-link-android-camera-app-google-photos-library.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='http://www.techspot.com/news/63522-want-link-android-camera-app-google-photos-library.html'>http://www.techspot.com/news/63522-want-link-android-camera-app-google-photos-library.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     

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