Modern smartphones and tablets are equipped with high-performance digital cameras, so compact digital cameras are increasingly being replaced. While we were making 500 million photos per year with mobile devices, their number in 2017 increased to the enormous 1200 billion. This year this number will certainly be even higher as there is no time for a smartphone user to take a photo or video.
As smartphones become central photo capture devices, it's no surprise that mobile photo management programs are coming to the fore. That's why Google's recent photo storage and editing software recently made enviable billions of downloads for just four years after its official launch. Google Photos is actually a mobile app that offers the ability to group photo edits. This means that the user can invite friends and arrange photos with them by using filters and other tools. Google offers up to 15 gigabytes of free cloud computing or unlimited photo space for high resolution gadgets.
The Google Photos mobile app joined the exclusive Google Apps Club, which reached one billion downloads of the Google Play website. These include mobile apps like Gmail, Google Chrome, Drive, Maps, YouTube, and the Play Store. Let's add as an interesting fact that the Google Gmail mobile program took 12 years to reach one billion downloads and the Google Photos app was limited to four years.