Google Photos passes 1 billion users mark, as Gallery GO launched as its replacement

At the Google for Nigeria event, Gallery Go was officially released as a replacement for Google Photos, which just surpassed the 1 billion users mark. If you are interested, you could even download the app right now on Google Playstore.

During the launch at Nigeria, the company also outlined the fact that Bolo speech-based learning app that helps children read in English will soon make its way to Ghana and Nigeria. However, Bolo was initially launched in India in March this year.

The Google’s Gallery Go size is 10MB and like the Photos, it can work offline on your Smartphone. It only works with mobile phones running on Android version 8.1 or above.

However, the Gallery Go joins Google’s Go-branded apps such as Youtube Go, Map Go, Gmail Go, Google Go apps. Immediately being more lighter and faster version than the Google Photos app.

The new Gallery Go takes up less space and mobile data. And it is definitely aimed at lower-end smartphones and limited data plans that work without requiring too much data or storage.

As reported by Fast company, Google Photos just joined the 1 billion mark club such as Android, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, and, Google search. Remember, that Google Photos was announced four years ago as a photo organizing and editing service.


As noted in their blog post, Google said that Gallery Go is designed to work offline and uses machine learning to automatically organise photos.

It might come pre-installed in future Android Go edition phones, such as Itel S15 and Itel A55. However, Google Photos was one of the company’s most popular application, as its 100million users within few months after launch and 500million users after two years.

“Gallery Go was designed to work offline, to help you manage your photos using less data. And at just 10 MB, the app won’t slow down your phone and leaves space to store more memories. ”

Gallery GO was officially announced as a lightweight alternative to the main Google Photos app, and to also hit the 2 billion user mark.

They also made mentioned that the app was designed for those that doesn’t have constant data bundle service. Anyways, you can easily download the app via Google Play Store HERE, as it requires Smartphones running on Android 8.1 Oreo and above with 10MB size.

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