What is Google Photo Book and how to order it

Google has been doing a lot in the photos area. Google Drive lets you scan and automatically upload your precious documents and useful receipts to the cloud while another app from Google, PhotoScan lets you scan your old photos (because nobody prints them now 🙁 ) using your phone’s camera and saves them on Google Photos.

However, there is a new feature from Google that does the opposite of PhotoScan app. The latest feature, which goes by the name Photo books, will print your photos as physical photo books. Announced at the Google annual I/O conference, Google Photos also brings Google Lens, Suggested Sharing, Library sharing in addition to Google Photo Book.

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What is Google Photo Book

Having a printed version of a photo feels different and brings back many memories which digital photos fail to do. You know how we say; people never print their photos now. Well, that is about to change.

Google announced at its I/O 2017 conference that it would print your favorite photos on your behalf. All you need to do is select the photos that you want to print and Google will do the rest of the work. It will select the best photo automatically in case you have multiple variants of the same photo.

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Further, in future, it will also suggest to print an entire collection of photos pertaining to an event or vacation in the form of a book.

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How to order Google Photo Books

Currently, you can order Photo Books only in the US and via Google Photos web version. The feature will soon arrive on Android app as well.

A 20-page softcover book costs $9.99 while a 20-page hardcover book costs $19.99. Additional pages will cost more, ranging from $0.35 – $0.65. Also, it will soon come to other countries as well.


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