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Google finally recognizes that today's photos have to do with both communication and the way of memory collection. For years, the only way to share photos through the company's fantastic Google Photos service has been to create a cumbersome shared album. But as of today, Google is launching a renewed sharing option that is effectively a private messaging feature built into the website and the Google iOS and Android mobile device.
Now, when you want to share a photo, you no longer have to create a complete album. You can send a unique message to a friend, provided you also have Google Photos installed, which contains a photo, just as you would on Instagram, Snapchat, SMS or any other chat application. If you want to convert that …