Google updates photo app with messaging

Google has a history of making messaging apps and killing them off and now its time for a new messaging app with a twist.

Google Photos will now get an update that gives users a native messaging feature where users can send each other individual photos and respond in a thread.

Previously, the only way to share within the app was to create a shared album with the photo(s) you wanted to share and this update does streamline that process.

The person receiving the photo must have a Google account, but they’re free and quick to create, if for some reason you want to send a photo to someone without an account.

Users will still have the option to send photos over text, iMessage, or email. The update was announced Tuesday, and will roll out to all users over the next week.