Google Photos update brings additional backup option, faster sharing
The first one concerns the backup features of the Google Photos, which have been expanded with one more option. To make it easier for users living in areas with poor network coverage, Google added a new feature that allows the app to backup photos automatically in a lightweight preview quality.
Basically, Google Photos can back up photos even on 2G connections, and they will still look quite alright. Also, you won't have to wait too long for the backup process to finish. As soon you're in an area with good Wi-Fi network, all backed photos will be replaced with high-quality versions.
Likewise, you can now share multiple photos on low connectivity by sending pictures to your friends in low resolution first so that they can view them right away. They will update to their higher resolution versions once you're in an area with stable network connectivity.
The new backup and sharing features for the Google Photos app will first be available to users in Brazil, but they will be rolled out worldwide in the coming weeks.