Google Photos adds improved sharing with slower connections

Photos isn’t the only app that Google has updated today. Along with an update on Google Maps that lets you privately share your precise location and Google Allo getting document support, Google Photos also gets an update on iOS and Android that allows for easier sharing in situations where you may find yourself with nothing more than a 2G connection.

When sharing a set of photos with limited connectivity, Google will first uploads a “lightweight preview” of the photo where recipients can view a lower-res version of the photo that would look just fine when viewing on a mobile device. Then,…