otos update brings emoji search, manual backup for local images video

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 14 Apr 2016

Sometimes you’d rather pick choose what gets backed up to cloud storage instead of just tossing everything up there. You can finally do that with otos, as the version 1.18 update adds in manual backup so you can select individual photos videos to store on ‘s servers. 

says you can choose one or more images at a time then add them to your online storage.

google photos backup

ck one or more select images videos to backup to otos.

Another new, although peculiar, feature is emoji search. Yes, you can use a cat, taco, or any of those new emojis to track down an image. 

My favorite find was from the Mona sa emoji. It actually turned up, well, pictures of the Mona sa I took while at the uvre.

google photos emoji

Some emojis will find what you intended, while other searches may not fare so well.

If you want to give it a try yourself see what you discover, then grab the 1.18 update from A Mirror or wait for the rollout from the ay Store.

The impact on you: The emoji search is more of a toy to try out ’s visual search capabilities, it may impress some friends at your next social event. But the manual update will be useful if you’d rather be more selective about what you backup. If you’d rather go through your images just choose the good ones to keep, that could save you some cloud space.