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Celebrate the mums and grans in your life with Google Home Hub

We all love looking back at family photos, but often the process of preserving and sharing our photos isn’t as fun as it is snapping them. If you’re that person who takes hundreds of photos at family gatherings (and sometimes forgets to share them), Google Home Hub can give you a helping hand this Mother’s Day.

Hub doubles as a digital photo frame that is easy to set up, automatically refreshes the photos that are displayed, and with the power of AI, features your best shots. Whether you’re taking photos or curating collections to make mum or gran smile, here are a few ways Google Home Hub can help you celebrate your most treasured memories together:

Automatically organise and share your memories with live albums... 

We take lots of photos and videos with the important people in our lives, but sharing those memories can take time. To help you curate and share your most treasured family memories, live albums with Google Photos lets you see your best and latest shots on Hub automatically. Just choose the people (and pets) you want to see, and Google Photos will automatically add photos of them to your album as you take them (avoiding duplicates and blurry shots).

… and keep mum and gran in the loop 

If your mum or gran loves constant photo updates of what your family gets up to, Hub can help you keep her in the loop. Instead of sending her photos via message every day, you can set up a live album on her Hub device with your Photos account so she can see your special moments as they happen. You still have full control of which photos she can see – only the highlights with certain people, or the ones you’ve selected as favourites. Now you’re off the hook for forgetting to send updates! See how to set up live albums and the photo frame feature here.

Photo of Home Hub device, displaying a family photo with a mum, dad and child

Dust off and digitise old prints 

We all have those old albums and boxes of photos, but we don’t take the time to digitise them because it’s time consuming and the result is often of low quality. With PhotoScan you can scan mum or gran’s favourite print photos for free and enjoy them on Hub. PhotoScan detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare using the power of machine learning. Scanned photos can be saved in one tap to Google Photos to be organised, searchable, shared, and safely backed up at high quality—for free. And ta-da – you could unveil this collection as a surprise on Hub on Mother’s Day!

Photo of Home Hub device, displaying a family photo with a grandmother and a child

Search and replay the memories with a simple voice command 

You can finally say goodbye to endless scrolling on your phone to find photos you’re looking for! When you’re at Sunday lunch at home you can gather the family and say “Hey Google, show my photos with mum from last December” or “Show my photos with gran in the Blue Mountains” to bring up some of your favourite memories for everyone to enjoy.

Photo of the Home Hub device, on a shelf next to a pot plant

Beyond the magic of Photos, Hub can also give mum the gift of inspiration. It can play her favourite music, guide her through recipes – and give her a yoga class!

Whether you're spending the day at home or out and about, we hope Hub and Google Photos can help add to your celebrations this Mother's Day.