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Keep your favorite photos up to date with Live Albums 0 Recommended Answers 103 Replies 2862 Upvotes
Last edited 10/12/18
Live Albums take the work out of sharing by letting you create an album that automatically updates based on rules you set, e.g. automatically add photos of certain people as you take them. You can share a Live Album with anyone you want, just like any other album in Google Photos. For example, you can create a live album for your family, and all of your family members can automatically add their own photos of a family to it on an ongoing basis.
A live album is just a regular album but with auto-add rules applied. The only prerequisite for a Live Album to work is to enable Face Tagging.
When you create a new album, we will surface an option to auto-add photos to the album instead of manually adding photos. This flow will appear everywhere there is a “Create album” or “create shared album” option.
There are two basic flows to create a live album:
- Create a new album with auto-add rules. All existing and future photos that match the rules will be added.
- Turn on auto-add rules in an existing album. By default, only future photos that match the rules will be added.
What happens if I select multiple people to auto-add photos of?
Any photo containing any of the selected people will be added, including photos with other people. If you want a way to remove others from photos, a way to mitigate this is to Remove a face group, but that will remove all instances of this person/pet.
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