The trend of adding an Instagram-like "Stories" bubble at the top of apps rolls on, with Google's Photos app now the latest to jump on the bandwagon.
Google uses machine learning to curate what appears in Memories, so you don't have to parse through many duplicate shots, and you can instead reflect on the best ones, where the photos have good quality and all the kids are smiling.
The new first of the new features, Memories, is created to fight the problem of sorting through hundreds or thousands of photos.
Google Photos already had a nostalgia-inducing "on this day" feature that lives under the "Assistant" tab.
Tap Get Started, then select as many images as you'd like to print. This new feature sounds similar, but it'll encompass multiple years and will be right up front in your photos area.
As with the 4×6 prints, you can pick your photos, select your size, and pay for your order all from inside the Google Photos app. Rolling out later this year is a new messaging-style interface for photo sharing.
Following hot on the heels of Flickr's new printing service, Google's partnership with Walmart and CVS is targeted at regular consumers rather than professional photographers who are using Flickr to get professional-quality prints. The search giant will also let you order photos to a CVS or Walmart not near you, allowing you to order photos for a parent or friend that they can pick up even if they're in a different city or state.
Today, Google Photos is bringing the ability to order individual photo prints.
You can tap an icon to start looking through a collection and swipe or tap to progress through. Today, that feature is live.
For canvases, you can choose sizes of 8×8, 11×14, and 16×2.
If you want something more immediate, Google has also added the ability to order photo prints directly to a Walmart or CVS Pharmacy in the US.
"While you might recognize this stories format from social media, these memories are your personal media, privately presented to you so you can sit back and enjoy some of your best moments", explains Google Photos director Shimrit Ben-Yair in a blog post today about the new feature, which you can see in action below.