Google Photos now recognises your pets as people

It's now easier to find your 10,000 photos of Mr.Bubbles

If the Internet was for cats, then smartphone cameras were made for pet and baby photos. Google Photos has finally cottoned up to that by now recognising your pets and if you update your app on both iOS and Android, you should see the changes. It will also reflect on the web version of Google Photos.

All the pet photos

How well does it work? I tested the app on my own phone and while it did a fairly decent job on my two dogs and two cats, it did accidentally misidentify random photos of other pets as my own. I'm not sure why Google Photos decided pictures of random corgis were of my collie.

Still, it makes making albums or searching for specific photos of your pets much easier. Before, you'd have to manually search out pet photos or try to remember specific dates or locations. Or worse, scroll manually through the perhaps hundreds or thousands of photos you perhaps already have stored on Google Photos.

Besides this fun Google Photos tweak, Google also revamped its Security Checkup - it will help you figure out how adequate your security settings are, and if they need tweaking. Check it out here and if you're on Chrome, expect browsing to be a safer experience now Google is testing out more advanced phishing detection.

[Source: Google]