When you add photos to Carousel — either from your phone or camera, or by dragging and dropping photos manually — they are private by default and visible to you only. It’s easy to share any of these photos privately with others and even create public galleries that anyone can view, but how can you keep track of which photos are shared and which are private?
A few weeks ago we dove into backup and how Carousel syncs photos from your phone’s camera. But how do you add photos that aren’t on your phone? Or display new photos from Facebook and Instagram in your Carousel Timeline?
If you’re like us, it can be hard to find that perfect throwback when Thursday rolls around. You’ve got a lot of photos to choose from, but how do you narrow it down? With Carousel’s Flashback feature, you can grab the perfect photo from your past for #tbt.
With all of your memories accessible through Carousel, it’s easy to spice up old photos or create collages with your favorite photo apps. Using Carousel with other apps is a great way to bring old memories to life and make those crucial edits before sharing with friends and social media.
A few weeks ago we offered some tips on selecting photos — this week is all about backing them up. We’ll go over the nitty gritty details of how Carousel backs up your memories, displays their sync status in the Timeline, and saves you space on your phone. Let’s get to it!
1. The low-down on upload
First things first — you can allow Carousel to back up your photos using Wi-Fi and cellular data, or restrict it to only use Wi-Fi. Choosing the Wi-Fi only setting can be a great way to save some bandwidth,
You asked, we listened. You can now save photos and videos from Carousel directly to your Android device! When viewing a photo in full screen mode, just tap the menu icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select “Save to Device.”
You’ll be able to name the photo whatever you’d like before you hit “Save.”
If you’re using iOS, you can learn how to save photos to your Camera Roll here.
Whether you’re sharing memories with friends, creating albums, or hiding shots from your Timeline, here are two pro tips to make choosing photos in Carousel even snappier on mobile.
Any photo, anywhere. You probably know that tapping the check mark next to an event automatically selects all of the photos within. But what if you only want to choose one or two photos from an event? By tapping and holding on any photo in the Carousel Timeline, you can select just that one photo and then add on any others you’d like by tapping once.