Google Photos has been getting a lot of attention in the past week. The photo app was reported at Google I/O last week to have 500 million monthly users, had a new archive feature added, and a new photo book service where you can order a hardcover book of photos from your library. All of this makes sense when you consider the update to the listing for the app in the Play Store. Photos now has been downloaded 1 billion times for Android.
The update to the listing comes nearly two years to the day from when Google Photos was originally announced. My fellow Google Top Contributor in Google Photos, Paolo Amoroso, reminded me this morning that the launch date of Photos was May 28, 2015.