Google is integrating messaging with its Photos app to allow users to send photos and chat with their contacts while being in the same app.
Select a photo, click on the share button and tap on the contacts that have Google Photos installed and start sharing images in a thread; you can also send text messages. Photos and videos shared can be liked and commented on. Users can create groups with multiple members. You can also save shared photos or videos to your own gallery. The conversations can be found in the ‘Sharing’ tab of Google Photos.