Google ends trial of algorithm-selected photo printing service

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on June 21, 2020

Google is all set to end its trial program of a subscription-based service that sent algorithm-selected prints from their Google Photos libraries, Droid Life reported.

The service was launched in February in the United States. Google charged a monthly fee of $7.99 that gave 10 4x6 prints of the past 30 days.

The printing service allowed users to choose which themes the service should prioritize in selecting the prints, offering “people and pets,” “landscapes,” and “a little bit of everything” as options. Users were able to edit the selections before the photos were printed, Verge reported.

Google sent a notice to subscribers that the service would not be available after June 30th, according to Droid Life.

Relaunch or shelving of service

The tech giant stated: “Thank you for your invaluable feedback these last several months. You have provided us with a lot of helpful information about how we can evolve this feature, which we hope to make more widely available. Please keep your eyes open for future updates.”

“Although we will be ending the trial program, we hope that you have experienced some joy from the prints you received along the way,” it said.

Google was not forthcoming about the relaunch of the service, or if it’s being shelved indefinitely.

Published on June 21, 2020

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