Jiddat Web Desk ::Google Photos is launching a private messaging service, a revamped share option that is a private messaging feature built into the Google Photos iOS and Android mobile and website.This is an indication that Google is acknowledging that photos these days are about communication as much as they are about collecting memories.
Now for sharing photos users don’t have to create an entire album. A one-off message can be sent to a friend if the friend also has Google Photos installed. It is similar to you sharing pictures on Instagram, Snapchat, SMS, or any other chat app. Users can also turn photos sharing to chat by liking and sharing the picture. Thus sharing a picture can lead to the starting of a conversation.
Now Google Photos have become a social application that might, in turn, attract more users. Google Photos is quite a trusted platform to save your memories without having to think about storage or backups.
Google tweeted, “Now when you’re sending pictures and videos to your friends or family, you can share them in an ongoing, private conversation in @googlephotos. Here’s how sharing within the app just got simpler → http://goo.gle/33GffCZ.”
The product manager in a blog post said, “This feature isn’t designed to replace any chat apps you already use, but we do hope it improves sharing memories with your friends and family in Google Photos.”
Adding, “This is gradually rolling out over the next week and, as always, you can share these photos with your friends and family across all platforms — Android, iOS and the web — without any loss in image quality from the photos you backed up.”Even though it is quite a smart idea, one wonders why it took Google so long to launch it.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Google-cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down as the CEO and president of parent company Alphabet (GOOGL). After 20 years of launching Google from a Menlo Park garage Page and Brin decided to step aside as Sundar Pichai takes the helm of the parent company Alphabet.
The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai will take control and become the CEO of Alphabet as well. The Google co-founders will still serve on the board of directors of Alphabet. They will have voting control over the business.
In a letter, they wrote, “We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President.”
Following the search engine undergoing mounting scrutiny, this executive shuffle has taken place. The size of the company, data privacy practices and potential impact on society have been questioned by the regulators and politicians in the US and Europe.
Once the face of the company, Page has retreated from the public’s eye. It has been absent from the quarterly earnings calls of Alphabet and has not appeared at big tech hearings on Capitol Hill. Back in 2018, the Senate Intelligence Committee called Page to investigate foreign election meddling.
Bloomberg Businessweek published an article in 2018, titled, “Where in the World Is Larry Page?” However, Page has invested in flying car startups.
Google is also facing growing issues with its own employees. For instance, just last week Google fired many outspoken workers for allegedly violating its data-security policies. But employees have been accusing Google of silencing its critics. Pichai took over as CEO of Google back in 2015. He is known for his engineering skills and general likable traits. Prior to being the CEO of Google, he has held different positions in the company.
In a separate article, we told our readers that Google Photos is launching a private messaging service, a revamped share option that is a private messaging feature built into the Google Photos iOS and Android mobile and website.
Jiddat Web Desk ::The Sindh Transport and Mass Transit Minister—Awais Shah has said that besides the newly launched services of Airlift and other online transport services like Swvl, some other online transport firms are considering to introduce their services in Karachi and would be making the market highly competitive with the launch of these services.He said that although the economic situation of the country is not conducive, the private sector firms are investing in the transport sector of Pakistan, which is a positive measure. Hence, the government of Sindh would be doing everything possible for facilitating these firms.
While talking to the media during the official launch of Airlift, Shah said that the province of Sindh is the first one in the country to legislate laws for bringing online transport services within the lawful framework.He added that the laws for online transport firms would be business-friendly to boost more investment in the sector.
While explaining the government’s position the provincial minister mentioned that these services were being formed and the government was planning to facilitate the passengers with better travel facilities.
He said that they assure the private firms, which would be offering this service in Karachi or other cities, that they would be receiving all possible support from the government. He also mentioned that these firms are doing their duty as comfortable and accessible transportation facility to the public is the responsibility of the government.
He also addressed the reports indicating that the government of Sindh is planning to place a ban on the online transport service and said that they encourage these transport firms so that they could bring the maximum count of facilities to the public.