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Google Takes On Pinterest with Image Archive Feature

By piranha

4th December 2015

Over 100 million people actively use Pinterest each month to browse for images that they are interested in. But it looks like the company could have a battle on their hands, as Google have announced that they are rolling out a similar image feature.

The new feature will allow Google users to archive images that they come across when browsing the web, so that they can look at them again later without having to find the original webpage.

Anyone who wants to be able to archive images must be logged into their Google account, before they can save them to their collections.

Google’s Software Engineer, Diego Accame, said in a company blog post; “The perfect image of your next big adventure, knitting project or style-changing haircut is bound to exist somewhere out there. But what happens once you find the image? Take a screenshot? Maybe try to save the webpage? Starting today there is an easier option: you can now star and bookmark images directly from Google’s image search in your mobile browser.”

“Let’s say you’re searching for “bob hairstyles” on Google and an image catches your eye. Simply select it and tap the star. Next time you’re at the stylist, you can easily access the picture without having to dig around or do another search.”

“Once you’ve starred a few images, you can keep them organized in folders: to add an image to a folder of similar items, tap the pencil shaped edit icon. Create a grouping such as “haircuts for the winter” or “snowman ideas” and your image will be added to a folder with similar ones.”

At the moment, the feature is only available to US users who are accessing Google from Android and iOS. It is not clear when it will be released to the rest of the world, we will just have to wait for the company’s next announcement.

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