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Since late last year, Google Photos has been using a streamlined, but powerful algorithm to generate bunches of themed slideshows from users' libraries of photos and videos — including some back-of-the-catalog deep cuts. These collections of so-called Memories have been popping up from time to time and we've been keeping track of them as they've appeared.
Here's a list of specially-titled collections Google has generated so far along with a short description of what was captured in the media. This article will be updated with new collections as they're discovered.
- Going for gold - athletic or even sporty subjects and scenes
- Heart of the city - metropolitan skylines and scenes from around town
- In the spotlight - live performances
- Making a splash - Waterfalls, water parks, wherever water can be whipped up
- Out in the country - scenes from plains and agriculture
- Roller coasters and rides - amusement parks and the sort
- Best of Winter 2020
- Bust a move - dance floors and wherever people are jammin'
- Cheers! - group pictures at the restaurant or bar
- In the woods - through the trees or high atop scenic overlooks
- Let's play! - board and table games
- On top of the world - atop peaks of hills and mountains
- The magic hour - pictures and clips from twilight
- What's cookin'? - in the kitchen, on the dining room table
- Out to play - kids having fun
- Sand and sea - at the beach
- Tasty treats - usually cakes and decorated baked goods
- Year in Review
Android Police readers have contributed three of their findings: Going for gold, Out in the country, and On top of the world (technically submitted in March). Our thanks to the contributors who are cited above.