Although Google+ wasnít the Facebook killer that Google wanted it to be, the company is continually focusing on making the social networking service more useful to the average person. This trend continues with the release of Google+ Auto Backup, a new app that will automatically upload images from your computer to Google+, therefore storing them in the cloud. The new app was recently found bundled in the latest version of Picasa. It allows you to pick photos and videos from directories on your hard drive and have them automatically sync to your Google+ account.

In other words, itís something like Photo Stream, except uploading from your PC to the cloud and not vice versa. Itís actually quite useful as it auto syncs an unlimited number of mages that are 2048 pixels wide on their longest side, or a finite number of full-res images (although it should be noted that this comes at the expense of your Google Driveís space). Thatís not all though, not only does the app copy your media from attached storage cards, URB hard drives and similar devices to Google+ but it can also copy it the other way around, syncing all your Google+ photos and videos to your local hard drive.

Those of you interested in downloading Google+ Auto Backup can do so through the latest version of Picasa.

Source: Google