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Google’s first Pixel feature drop boosts performance, updates Photos, Call Screen, Duo (Update: Quarterly releases planned)

Just a few days after we covered some possible upcoming features for the Pixel phones thanks to a teardown of the Pixel Tips app, Google officially introduced them as part of the first "Pixel feature drop." Other than memory enhancements to the Pixel phones, you'll find app-specific improvements in this update such as the option to add blur to any picture in Google Photos, automatic Call Screen support for robocalls, and improvements to Duo.

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Bug in Google Photos removes tap-and-drag gesture for multiple selection (Update: Fixed)

A recent update to Google Photos is annoying a lot of users by removing the super handy tap-and-drag for selecting multiple images. Not all users are affected and it's not clear if this is a server-side bug or a sign of things to come, but if the latter's the case, then it sure is not a wise decision, Google.

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Pixel Tips teardown points to Google Pay in power menu, background blurring for Duo, automatic Call Screening, and more

You might think on-boarding applications like Pixel Tips are annoying and don't bring much value to advanced users, but as it turns out, the app hides a few unannounced features in its code. A teardown brings to light Google's work on cards and passes support in the long-press power menu, automatic call screening in the Phone app, background blurring and auto-framing for Duo, and a post hoc Portrait Mode for Photos.

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Nest Hubs let you easily hide, star, and share slideshow photos

Google's smart speakers and displays are brimming with features, some of which unknown. Many of you likely never noticed that they can ask their smart displays to star, share, or hide a pic when it comes up, but that feature has been available for a year. Google is now making it more visible by bringing the icons to the screen.

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Google Photos debuts in-app sharing conversations to supersede dubious single-photo albums

Right now, sharing individual pictures from your Google Photos account is a hassle because each picture has to be its own album. But for sane people, they'd rather have it a simpler way. After lots of work and tailoring, Google has responded with a private, in-app conversation client for users to share any number of photos and videos one-on-one or with certain groups.

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Facebook announces tool to export pics directly to Google Photos

Facebook has a lot of personal data about a few billion people, and that may includes years worth of uploaded photos. Facebook's new-found focus on privacy and data portability has led it to release a new migration tool for photos. It will let you copy your personal images from Facebook directly into Google Photos, no downloading required.

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Google Photos rolls out manual face tagging: Tutorial, benefits, and a big asterisk

A few months ago, Google Photos product lead, David Lieb, told us that manually tagging faces was on the app's update roadmap. We didn't hear anything about the feature until last week, when XDA developers managed to find it hidden inside Photos v4.32 and enable it. Now, it's going live for some users, though there's an important asterisk to keep in mind.

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(Update: More print sizes) You can now get same-day Google Photos prints at CVS and Walmart

Bringing the pictures you've taken on your phone to life has become pretty easy with the advent of dedicated cloud photo storage — Google Photos, for example, helps you get albums out to your friends and relatives in just a few days. But what if you want a faster solution? Something that doesn't involve optical scans of your phone's screen? Well, CVS and Walmart have made it possible to get same-day Google Photos prints at over 11,000 locations.

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(Update: Official) Google Photos is getting a markup tool in the image editor

Google Photos likes to offer up automated edits of your snapshots, some of which you might even like. However, there are a few basic editing tools you you want to manipulate your snapshots in other ways. There's a new tool rolling out in Photos, and it's long overdue: you can finally doodle on your photos with markup.

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