Google+ Enables Auto Awesome Stories and Movies

Just back up your pictures and videos to Google+ and let Auto Awesome do the rest.

Director of product management at Google Anil Sabharwal shares his family’s vacation via a Google+ Story.

Collecting photos and videos online is pretty easy. Organizing them into a story format is another beast altogether. To wit, Google announced two new features to enable users to organize photos and videos on Google+.

With Stories and Movies, all you have to do is backup your photos and videos to Google+ and the “Auto Awesome” will do the work for you:

No more sifting through photos for your best shots, racking your brain for the sights you saw, or letting your videos collect virtual dust. We’ll just gift you a story after you get home. This way you can relive your favorite moments, share them with others, and remember why you traveled in the first place.

Stories and Movies aren’t the only new features. Other new G+ features include the ability to create GIF and “photobooth-style” photos on demand; easier sharing from tablets and smartphones; a new navigation menu and dated scrolling through photos and highlights.

The new features are rolling out for both desktop and Android OS this week. For those of you with pictures already loaded to G+, you might just discover a story already waiting for you.

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