Google Photos Now Open to Third Party Apps

Google has opened up an API for Google Photos, enabling third party apps to integrate the facility onto their platforms.

Google Photos provides a range of tools for editing, backing up, searching and organising image files online.

The change could allow users of dating apps to pull their profile images directly from Google Photos, rather than from social media or the camera roll.

Integration can also work for uploads – apps could have a ┬ádedicated Google Photos folder as a destination for images users want to put online.

The service is already integrated with apps including HP, Legacy Republic, NixPlay, Xero, and TimeHop.

Google will host a session at Google I/O 2018 that covers the Photos API and the various ways it can be implemented in third party apps.

Other apps keen to find out more or apply to partner with Google Photos can do so here.

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