Happier Holidays with the Ubuntu One photos update
We’re thrilled that our latest Ubuntu One feature update comes just in time for the holidays, helping you enjoy and share all those precious memories on all your devices and between your family and friends.
The first thing you’ll notice when you log in is that your photos now appear in the dedicated photos tab, located in the U1 dashboard. This gives you a proper album view where all the photos you’ve ever saved to Ubuntu One will automatically appear as album thumbnails.
This is great for reminding you of old favourites or even surfacing photos you thought were long lost. Some real gems from past Canonical parties have been re-discovered during our internal testing!
Use the U1 files app along with U1 photos and all your photos from your mobile device, even those from other apps like Instagram, are safe in one place and available to view and share easily with family and friends.
You can organise albums chronologically or alphabetically and images in albums can be clicked through individually or played as a slideshow. It’s super easy to download images and share albums, slideshows or single snaps with your friends and family. When you share an album, anyone with the URL will be able to view your album or slideshow. For quick sharing, you can choose to share a link or push to Facebook and Twitter simply by clicking on the icon. Try it now!
To celebrate this update we are asking users to tweet snaps of their holiday decorations using the Ubuntu One share URL and by including the hashtag #UbuntuOne, we’ll then pick our 20 favourites photos and the winners will get 5GB extra free storage in the new year. Should #UbuntuOne trend during that time we’ll increase the winners storage amount to 20GB!