New Google+ photo app for Chromebook Pixel brings easier back-ups, sharing

Google introduced a new Google+ photo app on Tuesday exclusively for Chromebook Pixel owners, providing them with an easier way to back up, browse and share Google+ photos.

It works like this: plug an SD card into the Pixel, and the app will automatically back up new photos to Google+. Users can also share individual photos, set of photos or an entire album by selecting the images and clicking Share.

The app, which is currently only available to Pixel owners, also allows offline viewing of recent photos. Such streamlined capabilities should temporarily lessen the blow of Pixel's expensive price tag.

However, Google said it is working to bring the new Google+ photos app to other Chromebooks. The download is available at chromebook.com/pixel/owners.

Read: Chromebook Pixel Review

In Pocket-lint's review of Chromebook Pixel, we found the high-end notebook to be a pricey indulgence when compared to more fully-featured rivals. We still loved using it, though.