Google hit it out of the park with its app Google Photos, which became one of the most loved apps in the country. Perfect for editing, storing, and sharing, it’s no wonder why Photos has garnered such a positive response among users. But it appears that Google isn’t stopping there, and that this won’t be the only photo based app that Google has up its sleeve.
It’s predicted that the new app will be specifically geared toward the editing and sharing of photos. You might be thinking, “What would be the point?” After all, Photos already serves this purpose, so why another app? But with the growing popularity of smartphone photography and the ability to share memories in the blink of an eye, there is an increasing pressure posed by competitors and other significant tech companies. One example of this competition is Facebook’s Moments. It is rumored that the new Google app might function similarly to Moments, allowing users to combine photos or edit them together and then organize them.
Some reports have implied that the new app might only be an experiment, and that it will never actually see the light of day. If that’s the case, we will never get to see the app and all the speculation will be for naught. As of right now, there are no launch plans, but that could change at any time.
What reports seem certain of is that this will not be just another messaging app, and that its primary focus will definitely be on collaborative photo editing. Some say it may resemble Paths, an app that allowed small groups of friends to chat with each other while sharing photos. Paths came at a time when Facebook and Twitter served as the main social media giants, and it reached the users who wanted something a bit more private, less open.
Google was interested in Paths, evidenced by the fact that they attempted to purchase it, but that endeavor ultimately proved unsuccessful. Instead, Paths was acquired by Kakao, a Korean company whose forte was in messaging, and the app has since shrunk considerably.
So what can we ascertain about this new Google app? Will it be as popular as Photos? Will it provide competition for Facebook’s Memories? Will we ever get to try it at all? The issue is still surrounded by a fair amount of uncertainty, but for now we will just have to place our trust in the experts at Google and wait to see if they launch something that changes the social media game.
G+ might be dying but they don’t seem to give it, they will continue to try new things until they succeed. What do you think, does this app have any chance of making it big?