Google launched Google Photos this past May, and in the sixth months since, it has quickly grown to 100 million users per month. The service is a central storage hub for personal photos where they can be uploaded and sent easily via Gmail. It features easy automatic organization, too, via machine learning that makes the process more intuitive. And, phones and tablets connected via Chromecast can also easily upload and share photos.
In order of their announcement of their precipitous growth, Google outlined 11 facts that they've learned about their users' photos in the past six months. Their findings:
What's the most photographed thing? Food!
What about pets? Dogs!
Most photographed place? Paris!
The most searched term? Babies!
And more, here.
Google Photo's quick rise to 100 million users can perhaps be explained by the fact that photo storage online has been historically difficult to handle. Phones run out of space quickly, and other photosharing sites require dedicated log-ins and commitment to independent communities. By linking with its popular email service (and everything-else service...), Google has made it easier than ever to handle photos. According to The Verge:
Online photo storage has been a notoriously tough tech problem to crack, as users entrenched in one service find it difficult to switch to another. When a good one comes along, it tends to keep users hooked, as Google's apparently has. Granted, Google makes it easier to sign up as it gives the service away on the web to anyone with a Gmail account. It also may have had a head start by migrating users of its old Google+ photos service over to the new one.