If you don’t use Google Photos yet, what are you waiting for?

A few years ago, Google put Picasa at the service of everyone who wanted it , an application that allowed them to manage and modify photos. Not only was it possible to organize and edit your photos, you could also upload them to Google+ (the social network that disappeared in April 2019) and, consequently, share them through said network. It included everything necessary to make touch-ups on the images easily. It was also possible to create your personal albums.

On May 1, 2016, Picasa disappeared, and in its place Google Photos arose , a service that offers everything, and more, than what the previous service offered. In addition to being used to store photos and videos for free, it also includes a series of interesting tools.

What can we do with Google Photos?

When you take a photo or video with your mobile device, you can have it uploaded directly to Google Photos , so it’s stored in the cloud. In this way you will always have access, from any computer or mobile device, to what you want to keep.

Thus, for example, the way to create an album is very simple. You will have a presentation with photographs that will surprise your acquaintances. You will see the slides in full screen, on the computer or on the mobile device, on a global map, and you will be able to play them in a video. Give free rein to your imagination and create attractive collages with your photos, add text or use them as a screensaver on your computer monitor.

But you still have more. You can also create shared albums, movies, animations, collages, and photo books. All this in an easy way, using the assistants that are offered to you. In addition, whenever you upload a set of photos or one or more videos, Google Photos shows you a notice in the For you section , in which it proposes the creation of an animated gif that the system automatically creates for you.


If we carry out a quick analysis of the options offered by the program, we highlight the following:

  • All the photos you add are stored in the space provided by Google Photos . Remember that you have up to 15 GB free in Google Photos and in Google Drive .
  • It is possible to organize the photos you have on your computer and indicate the ones you want to add to the cloud.
  • Allows you to create attractive web albums.
  • The people that make up a photo can be marked with labels.
  • Give free rein to your creativity and create authentic works of art using the tools that the program offers you.
  • You have a large number of effects to give a special touch to each of the photos.
  • Remember that you can easily share your creations.
  • Make changes until everything is perfect using the editor that comes with the program.
  • Point out on a Google map the places you have photographed.
  • All this with a free application.
  • In all cases, a copy of the original photos is kept, with no space limit.


To enjoy everything that we indicate, you must access Google Photos and sign up with your Google account. If you don’t already have one, create one at no cost.

In addition to the indicated website, you can also download the application on your computer or on your mobile device. The first, you can install it directly from the link shown on the page indicated above.

If you have an iOS device, an iPhone or an iPad, you can download it from the App Store . If your device is an Android, you will have to access Google Play .