On Google Photos, Google’s search engine has a long list of features to enhance user privacy, but it has yet to make it into the Android version of the service.
The service is only available in the US and Canada, though it’s expected to be added to Android eventually.
That means that while Google is looking to improve its privacy practices for Android users, it’s not yet ready to take on Google Photos as a default in Google’s operating system.
“Google Photos is a great photo sharing service, but we’re not yet at the point where we can say that it’s the default,” said Steve Hall, an engineer with the Google+ team, during an interview with Ars.
“That’s going to take a while.
We need to have better and better privacy tools to do it better.”
The most obvious privacy feature Google Photos has to offer is the ability to delete photos from your account, but that doesn’t mean Google is ready to roll out a system that removes photos entirely from your photos library.
Google is still working out what exactly it means to “remove a photo from your Google Photos account,” according to Hall.
“We’re not going to remove all the photos,” he said.
“We’re just not going there.
I think the best way to go about it is to have the photo search engine that does that, which is currently the search engine for Google Plus.”
Google is planning to roll the new photo search system out over the next few months, according to the team.
Google will also be adding the ability for users to edit photos themselves, according a Google+ post from Hall.