A poem and a list, so no Google Photos Memories are missed

‘Twas a few weeks before the New Year and all through the land, people were looking back at the time that had spanned. They looked at photos and videos that they hold dear, from this week, last month and year after year. With Google Photos, built just for you, your memories can come back to life anew. So here is a list of five ways to look back, from your home screen, a smart display — or all in the app.   1. With the Google Photos Memories widget on Android and iOS, you can see your Memories right on your phone’s home screen, so you can relive moments as you use your phone throughout the day. And this week…

Get festive this holiday season with new Android features

Special delivery! As we head into the busiest time of year, Android is becoming even more helpful with new features that make it a joy to create, capture, relive, and share holiday memories — all while strengthening security and personalization. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Keep your family on track this season with Family Bell Choose which devices you’d like to hear your reminders on in settings Family Bell helps you and your family stay on track with your daily schedules, wherever you may be. Whether you set up Family Bell on your Android phone, home speaker or smart display, bells and notifications will alert you and your family when it’s time for important moments throughout the day…

How we’re building for transgender communities

Understanding gender can be a lifelong journey for many folks. Coming out as trans or nonbinary can include a lot of changes, including the use of different pronouns or a different name, or physical changes. None of this is easy. Something as simple as seeing an old photo of yourself can be painful if it doesn’t match who you are now on your journey. We heard directly from members of the transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive (GE) communites on this issue. To learn how we could help make reminiscing with Google Photos more inclusive, we worked with trans and gender expansive users and brought in our partners at GLAAD. Working with GLAAD, we conducted qualitative research interviews with trans individuals…

Cómo estamos elevando la comunidades trans en nuestro productos

Comprender el género de uno mismo puede ser un proceso de toda la vida. Identificarse como trans o de género no binario puede implicar muchos cambios, incluido el uso de diferentes pronombres o un nombre distinto, o bien cambios físicos.Nada de esto es sencillo. Algo tan simple como ver una fotografía vieja de uno mismo puede ser doloroso si no coincide con quién uno es ahora. Recibimos testimonios directos de miembros de las comunidades transgénero, no binario y género expansivo (GE). Para obtener información sobre cómo podríamos hacer que los recuerdos con Google Fotos sean más inclusivos, trabajamos con usuarios trans y de género expansivo, y nuestros socios en GLAAD. Al trabajar con GLAAD, realizamos entrevistas de investigación cualitativa con…