Google Adds Family-Friendly Features to Calendar, Keep, Photos

Constantly bugging your significant other to send you their photos from the weekend or the kids’ sports schedule for the week? Google wants to restore some peace in your life.

The Web giant on Tuesday announced some new family-friendly features for Calendar, Keep, and Photos that will make it easier for everyone to stay in the loop. You can now create a family group with up to six members of your household to easily share calendar info, photos and videos, to-do lists, and notes with everyone.

When you create a family group on Google, you’ll get a family calendar that anyone in the group can edit. This feature “makes it easy for your whole family to keep track of group activities like picnics, movie nights and reunions—all in one place,” Google’s product management lead for families Anita Yuen wrote in a blog post. For more information on how the family calendar feature works, head here.

Creating a family group on Google will also make it a lot easier to share photos and videos with your loved ones. When you go to share something inside the Google Photos app, just select the new option “Family group” (which will be availabe once you’re part of a family on Google) to share it with everyone.

You can also share notes on Google Keep with your family group. Notes that are shared with your group will include a Family group icon (a gray house with a heart inside). Anyone in the family can edit or delete notes you share with the group.

The new family features for Google Calendar, Keep, and Photos started rolling out Tuesday to users in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, and Spain.

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