Google brings family sharing to Calendar, Keep and Photos

The handy new feature basically allows family members to share everything from ideas to photos to appointments using Google Calendar, Keep and Photos services.

After showcasing a number of cool machine learning-friendly features scheduled for Google Photos at I/O, the search giant has once again streamlined the way in which family members can share with one another using its services.

The handy new feature basically allows family members to share everything from ideas to photos to appointments using Google Calendar, Keep and Photos services. Google already has a family sharing plan for Play Music and starting today the company also throws in YouTube TV as well. Six members get their own cloud DVR for $35 a month and can stream live TV from a variety of networks.

Google brings family sharing to Calendar, Keep and Photos

In Photos the new family group option appears in the sharing extension when you go to share a photo or an album. Your family will appear as a "family group" and you can share all your images and videos to multiple people all at once.

Google Family Sharing (3)

In Google Keep, things pretty much work the same way. Instead of adding members of your family individually, you can simply add your "family group" as a collaborator and let the entire family jump into editing that note all at once.

The family group icon is green with a heart and a house below, it also displays the number of members in the group.

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Once you have set up a family group, the system automatically creates a family calendar. The calendar obviously is limited only to family members in the group. "Outsiders" cannot be invited to join this calendar but you can still send them invites to events.

Google's family features are rolling out to a limited number of countries in the first wave that include, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, the UK and the US.

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