Google acquires photo backup app Odysee

Google has acquired Odysee, an app that allows users to back up their photos taken through mobile devices to their desktops and share it with other users privately.

Odysee said: "Our deepest thanks to every one of our users."

"To help you with the transition, the Odysee service will continue till Feb 23rd and soon after that all your photos and videos will be available as a downloadable archive."

After the announcement, the app was also taken out from Google Play Store and Apple store.

Odysee app allowed users to use its services through Facebook or by creating an account with Nimbuz.

Using Odysee, users could store their photos and videos into their own system rather than cloud, which makes the app safer, the app maker said.

The app also has a caching feature that allows users to access the stored pictures even when the internet connectivity is slow or not working, reported Tech Crunch.

The freemium app also includes "follower and following network" feature, which allows users to share their pictures with a small group of individuals’ even non Odysee users through URL links.

According to reports, the search giant has been planning to launch Photos as a standalone service which will not be backed by Google +.

The service is also expected to provide options to save photos offline and help users control how the pictures are shared.

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