Google is rolling out a personal direct messaging function to Google Pictures throughout Android, iOS and the net. The corporate says it’s not one other Google chat app (certain) however is as a substitute a fast strategy to share pictures and movies with folks over Google Pictures slightly than exporting them to different apps to ship.

The messaging service enables you to ship and obtain between contacts, textual content replies, like issues, and save them to your personal Google Pictures library.

In the event you stay in Google Pictures, then this is smart for shortly sharing pictures between you and your shut family and friends. Your message historical past will keep there simply because it does in chat apps, however the benefit right here is the simplicity of retaining all of your media and shared media inside the Pictures app itself.

The service helps group chats. You possibly can arrange a chat by deciding on pictures or movies and tapping Share, the place you may then ‘Ship in Google Pictures’ from the share sheet – see the beneath GIF.

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It seems to be prefer it’ll massively simplify sharing pictures, notably for Android customers. Why this hasn’t been a factor earlier than is baffling, however Google does like to launch, after which kill, chat apps. Maybe the corporate has taken a step again and realised all it wanted to do was add messaging capabilities to considered one of its most used apps slightly than making an attempt to create one from scratch.