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Photos in Google Buzz

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 11:50 AM

For many of us, the best part about taking photos is sharing them with others. Today, with the launch of Google Buzz, we're giving you a new way to share and view photos online, and start conversations about the things you find interesting.

Google Buzz is built right into Gmail and is fully integrated with Picasa Web Albums. Any photos you upload to and share from Buzz are automatically stored in a new unlisted album in your Picasa Web Albums account, so you can view them from either site. It's easy to upload multiple photos at once from Buzz - just click "Insert: Photo" from a new post, select "upload files," and click "Add photos to post" once they're fully uploaded. Since photos are meant to be viewed fast and full-screen, clicking a photo in Buzz opens an embedded viewer designed to give you an optimal viewing experience.

Getting started with Google Buzz is easy. Just head over to Gmail and click the "Buzz" link below "Inbox" -- Buzz will be linked to your Picasa account by default. Any public photos you upload to Picasa Web Albums will automatically create a new Buzz post populated with the photos. You can also email photos from your Gmail account to, which will automatically upload them to Picasa Web Albums and create a new Buzz post.

Check out the video below for a run-down of some of the stuff you can do with Google Buzz:

Visit for more information, or head to the Picasa Help Center to find out more about how Buzz and Picasa Web Albums work together.

P.S. Keep in mind that Google Buzz is rolling out gradually, it might be a few days before you get it for your account.