This Is What's Different About Amazon Prime's New Photo-Sharing Perk

Amazon likes to chuck a few freebies (well. not free exactly.) at Prime subscribers, and today there is a new addition to the pile - Family Vault. Photos and videos can be uploaded to the Family Vault individually, or in batches, by any of the people approved for access, and can be sifted through using Prime's new search function, which Amazon says can find photos with specific topics, dates, or people as search terms.

Have you ever wanted to upload photos or videos of a special event like a wedding, but did not have enough storage or their ability to share with all of your family and friends? The new feature allows subscribers in the United States to share their free photo storage space with up to five other people. It also includes an extra 5GB of storage for videos and other files that can be customized to automatically add any new photos or videos to the Vault. "We launched the Family Vault to make it easy for family members to store and share all their favorite moments safely".

Prime Photos also has photo printing with free delivery for Prime members. How well this compares with Google's search technology remains to be seen, as the feature is only available to the public as of now.

Further details of all of the company's newly announced features can be found on Amazon's Photos minisite or through the Amazon Photos mobile app.

"Primarily, Prime members have used the Prime Photos service to store their photos and video".

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Having unlimited photo cloud storage seems to be a need already, rather than just a want.

Amazon is also formally announcing a new low-priced photo printing service, with prints starting at 9 cents, with free shipping for Prime members. Uncovered in September, Amazon Prints lets you print photos starting at $0.09 each with books starting at $20.

  • Fernando Stephens