Google Acquires Fly Labs to improve its own Photos Apps

Google has been working towards making its Photos app even better and feature rich. In order to enhance the Photos app, Google has announced that it has acquired Fly Labs which is a photo-based service provider, to join its Photos team. The terms of this deal including the money involved in it has not been disclosed by the companies as yet.

Google Acquires Fly Labs to improve its own Photos Apps

Fly Labs is known for providing service to help users edit photos and videos, and had recorded 3 million downloads in over 150 different countries, over the past 18 months. According to the company, over 20 million videos have been created with Fly Labs' suite of apps.

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On the other hand, Google Photos separated from Google+ early this year to become an independent product. Since then the Photos app has crossed 100million users, who have uploaded over 50 billion photos and videos on the app.

With this acquisition in place, Google will be using Fly Labs' suite of apps which include Tempo, Fly and Crop to improve its own Google Photos app. Meanwhile Fly Labs' apps will be available for the next three months, during which users will be allowed to use them, but the company will not be submitting any updates to these apps. "Once the apps are removed from the App Store you will still be able to use them, but they will no longer be available for download," Fly Labs mentioned.

Fly Labs has put up an official note on the acquisition, in which it mentions that they are excited about "joining Google and the Google Photos team in Mountain View, California." Fly Labs has mentioned in the note that the vision of Google Photos app and their apps is to help users make the most of their photos and videos. Hence, the company is looking forward to folding their technology into Google Photos for a better user experience.

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