Google already allows family members to share digital content among them easily, but now, the titan tech company announced a new feature which should make sharing even simpler.
Initially, Google made it quick for a group of up to 5 family members to share movies, ebooks, TV shows, and Android apps from the Play Store. Now, this easy connection will expand and include Google Photos, Keep, and Calendar as well through the “Family group”.
The Family Group will Offer Ease of Access to Any Member Using Photos, Keep, and Calendar
Google announced this latest sharing expansion on May 23. In its release, it also offered details as to how the Family group will work with its various programs. For example, in Google Photos, it will appear as the user tries sharing a photo or even an album.
Instead of having to send this media to each individual member, users will now simply have to the tap on their Family group. The option works for video files as well.
Shared calendars are nothing new in a family, but now, these will go digital and will become easy to manage thanks to the Family group. Once users set up the option and add their relatives, Google Calendar will automatically set up a “Family” calendar.
This should make it easier to plan family events or to set reminders for anniversaries or, say, picnics and other such events. The feature will not allow non-family group members to join, and they can’t be invited to join the digital memo either.
Google Keep will be similar in function and sharing methods. The Family group can be added as a collaborator to any desired note. Every member will then be able to edit or change the selected to-do’s or shopping lists, for example. A house with a heart at its center will be used as the family group icon, and it will appear next to any note shared with its members.
For the moment, Google is rolling out this new, easy sharing feature in a selected number of countries. These include the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, France, Brazil, Russia, and Japan.
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