If you are among those who love to use Google's smart displays or Chromecast devices to review photos, you have surely noticed a serious lack. The images don't show date and location information, which can be quite frustrating especially when you can't remember when the photograph was taken.
Fortunately, this will soon be a thing of the past. A few hours ago, Google announced that starting from next September 15, the display of images on the smart displays of the Nest family and on Chromecast devices will be updated to include the details relating to the date and location in which the shot took place.
Starting September 15, your photos on Google Nest displays and Chromecast devices will be updated to show the dates and places they were taken. We will only show this information for photos that have embedded date or location information. We hope this update helps you relive some of your favorite memories.
This news, Google says in an email sent to some users, will be applied only to the photographs contained in its Google Photos library that have been selected to be viewed on smart displays or via Chromecast.
Those who do not want to show information on the photographs can disable the appropriate option from the settings of the Google Home app – updated yesterday on Android with support for the dark theme. The curious aspect of this story? The novelty was suggested only five days ago by a Reddit user (link in the VIA) through the Feedback section of the app.