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Google's next chat service is

Google's next chat service is

But today's launch of a new messaging service - this time within the confines of Google Photos - is an integration that actually makes sense.

Facebook on Tuesday released a new in-app feature that it says will allow users to transfer their photos and videos directly to other social media platforms or media hosting services, including Google Photos.

An argument could be made that Google has over-indulged in its creation of way too many messaging apps in years past. This way, users will have a chat feature right in the app, which should make it faster to share photos and videos with friends. Then choose the contact to share the content with and you're done. Be that as it may, though, Google is also proactively pointing out that while this new feature provides an easy way to like photos or comment within your conversation (and you can also save these photos or videos to your own gallery), "This feature isn't created to replace the chat apps you already use, but we do hope it improves sharing memories with your friends and family in Google Photos". That may limit the feature to some extent, as not everyone is a Google user. You can also share content with a group by selecting "New group" within Google Photos and then add multiple recipients. But honestly, I believe that most of us have a Google account, so I think we're good. Also, it will be supported on both iOS and Android, as well as on the web. Update your Google Photos app to give it a try for yourself. People all over the globe can expect to have it over the following week. I share a lot of photos directly within Google Photos to family already, so this should help organize that better, allow everyone in these shares to chit chat a bit, etc.

Users can create a new chat by selecting the "Share" tab under a photo from the main library, while existing chats can be accessed from the same tab.

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