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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Rolls Out "Family Vault" For Unlimited Sharing

Published By Blake Audett at October 18, 2016 10:03 am

Sharing of photos and videos with your family members is about to get a lot easier with Amazon Prime. With Prime Photos, users already get free unlimited storage and now they can share it with their family members as well. The company has launched a new feature called “Family Vault” through which the primary account holder can invite friends and family to take advantage of the free storage space.

It often gets complicated for people to share their photos and videos with friends and family members so that everyone can see them. Now, with the joint account, people can access free storage of photos as well as an additional 5GB of storage for videos and other files. Users can compile their photos and videos at a single place and then can view it from their own devices.

“Prime members love the benefit of unlimited photo storage but often struggle to collect and organize photos across multiple devices and accounts into a single, shareable archive,” said David Nenke, Director of Prime Photos, Amazon. “We launched the Family Vault to make it easy for family members to store and share all their favorite moments safely.”

No cost will be charged from the family members or friends of the account holder. New photos and videos can be added by every member of the account individually with a single swipe. Amazon has also given an option to add all photos and videos directly to the Family Vault, saving users' time.

Another feature that the company is rolling out is the “smart search technology” through which users will be able to find their pictures depending on what the image contains. So if you are searching for a picture from your vacations on the beach, you can search for the keyword “beach” and all photos that contain a beach will show up in the search result.

The search feature is new on Amazon, but it has already been used by Google Photos. Users can also search for new “People” a feature already rolled out by the likes of Apple and Google. Users can look at pictures of different friends and family members by clicking on their thumbnail.