Google Photos is an amazing service, and its most magical part is the very pleasant search function that, among other things, keeps track of different people.
The folks at Android Authority have now discovered that it is no longer necessary for a person’s face to be visible in order to be searchable. Instead, other things like clothing, location, and time are used to try to figure out if the person in the photo is Steve or Suzie, or whatever your friends’ names may be. I can’t really see it working for me in the app, but Google confirms that the feature has started rolling out.
“We continuously improve our ability to help people organize and find photos of themselves and loved ones. Recently, we improved our models so Google Photos can better group people based on clothing and other visual cues across photos taken within a similar timeframe.”
The feature may not be 100% accurate (yet), but it seems promising!