Google Photos' facial recognition feature now works for pets as well

Himanshu, 17 October 2017

Google Photos already has a facial recognition feature that recognizes faces of people in your photos, so that you can label them (which in turns makes it easy for you to search for a particular family member or friend).

And now, the feature has been updated to recognize your pets as well.

So basically, "you’ll be able to see photos of the cats and dogs now grouped alongside people, and you can label them by name, search to quickly find photos of them, or even better, photos of you and them," the company said in a blog post.

With the update, the section 'People' - which contains all recognized/labeled faces - has also been renamed to 'People & Pets,' which makes sense. Google says the new changes are rolling out in most countries today.



Reader comments

  • yo
  • 06 Feb 2018
  • K3e

thats an issue because there is a lot of dogs that looks like each other so your dog should be using fingerprint.

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Dec 2017
  • T6x

What if a dog in the area gets your pets phone and he/she looks like your dog will the phone unlock?????

Well in that case I cant help

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