Screensavers used to be a really big deal back in the day. For those wondering why, it is because back then monitors were subject to burn ins, and the idea of screensavers is to keep the display dynamic enough to prevent that from happening. Today these aren’t really issues anymore, which is why screensavers are no longer quite as important or used.
However if you’re the type that loves a good screensaver, you might be interested to learn that Google has announced that they will be bringing its Featured Photos screensavers onto the Mac. Prior to this, the feature was only available on the Pixel phones, Chromecast, and Google Fiber devices, but now Mac users will get to enjoy it as well.
According to Google, “With our new Featured Photos screensaver for Mac, you can display stunning, high-resolution photography from our Google+ members whenever your computer is inactive.” They also mention that if you want your photos to be featured, all you have to do is upload them and make them available publicly on Google+.
“If you enjoy taking photos and would like to have yours considered, all you have to do is share them publicly on Google+ (if you don’t want to be considered, you can turn this option off in your Google+ settings).” For those interested in getting their hands on the tool, head on over to Google’s website for the details.