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Google+ instant uploads

I was asked today about instant uploads. This is basically means you take a photo or a video on your smartphone and a few moments later (depending on connect speed) it appears in your photos in Google+.

Works really well. To do this you need the Google+ app installed on your phone. Once you have this you can go into the apps settings and configure how you want instant uploads to work. I have it set to automatically upload photos and videos if I'm on WiFi. You can do it on 3/4G but it obviously uses a lot of data - so this depends on your tariff.

Classroom uses
You might have a group doing a presentation of performance and want to upload the video. Perhaps a good bit of work and you want to upload the photo. Assuming you are of a fast connection, you can show the class the video/photo a few moments later on your computer. They will appear in 'Photos' in Google+ and be put into instant upload. You can then organise the photos/videos into albums. These albums/photos you can added to other Google Docs/Sites. Screenshot below:

The photo in the screenshot is a good bit of chemistry work that I later put on our chemistry Google site. The videos and photos can be shared as other Google stuff. 
So it takes the legwork out of working with videos and pictures and allows almost instant playback of videos.

Have a go....

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