Google could launch Photo Sharing and Storage Service at I/O Event
American multinational technology company Google could soon announce its new online-based photo sharing and storage service. According to reports, the Google’s service could be announced at the upcoming I/O event. The Mountain View headquartered company has been rumored for some time to be working on a separate service focused on photos. The standalone service will be independent of Google+, as per the rumors.
People familiar with the company’s plan revealed that Google’s new web-based photo service will be different from Google+ social platform and not be part of it. According to the reports, the company’s new photo sharing service will allow users to share photos to Twitter and Facebook.
The technology company has been pushing its social network, Google+, against other popular social network websites Flickr, Facebook and Instagram. As per some reports, the company has not received encouraging results from Google+ users. The new photo sharing service of the company will help it to directly compete with similar famous websites in case if it is independent from the company’s social platform, Google+.
A spokeswoman for Google, Katie Watson, did not reveal anything about the company’s upcoming service. In March, Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President at Google, revealed the company’s plan about separate Photos and Hangouts from the Google+.
The company’s Google+ received its biggest setback in 2014 when Vic Gundotra, who served as the Senior Vice President, Social for Google until 24 April 2014, announced his exit from the technology company. After his exit, some experts think that the company’s Google+ service could approach its demise soon. But, the speculations were cleared when David Besbris, the new head of Google+, claimed that the social platform was here to stay.