Google Photos passes the 1 billion users mark

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Just over four years after its initial announcement, Google Photos has reached one billion users, reports Fast Company. The photo organizing and editing service is Google’s ninth product to reach the milestone, joining Android, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and, of course, Google search.

However, unlike many of these other services, Google Photos hit the target in a relatively short period of time. Within five months of its announcement at Google I/O 2015, the service had already amassed 100 million monthly users, and it hit the 500 million user mark two years after launch.

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