Google Photos

Google Photos is a runaway success with 100 million monthly users signing-up in five months since its launch in May. It’s one of the most reliable and sought after storage solutions because of its “Set it and forget it” usability.

The apps available on the unlimited photo service can be accessed on Android, the web and iOS. Rolled out on the company’s Google+ social networking platform, Google Photos was an instant hit because of its simple format. It also combined features of its competitors like Apple’s iCloud, Yahoo’s Flickr and Dropbox’s Carousel into one service.

The 100 million monthly user record wasn’t easy to achieve, the company announced. It took Pinterest and Twitter almost five years to reach this total while Instagram took almost two-and-a-half years, reports Tecnobuffalo. Expectations remain high for Google Photos since additional features are likely to boost its usage numbers this winter.

It’s absolutely easy to use Google Photos. Users simply need to log in with their Google account and then set up automatic photo uploads. Once the uploading is done, the user account is ready for displaying photos.

Earlier this year, Google conducted extensive research about the service and found out why people love Google Photos so much. The most intriguing finding is that Google Photos has been a blockbuster despite several storage solutions competing against it.

The fact is an online photo storage service is a difficult tech issue since users loyal to one service find it tough to transfer to another. If a hot storage solution arrives, it starts pulling in users in massive numbers and this is what Google has proved with its Google Photos, reports The Verge.

Google released some interesting anecdotes about how users have been enjoying uploading and sharing photos on Google Photos. So far, the company has used its auto-upload feature to free up to 3,720 terabytes of storage present in users’ smartphones. The photo service algorithmically arranges the user’s library, making it simple and convenient for anyone to navigate through the huge storage.

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