Shoto, the photo discovery app that helps you easily find and share photos and videos with friends and family, is thrilled to announce the availability of Shoto for iOS 10 and iMessage. The app leverages Apple’s Messages framework to make all of your Shoto discovered photos, albums and trips instantly available to share.
“Your memories should be as close to your important conversations as possible.” said Sachin Dev Duggal, CEO of Shoto. “We’ve made this a reality by bringing Shoto directly into iMessage!”
While in any iMessage conversation, select the Shoto iMessage extension and easily share with a simple tap. Choose a single photo or video, or select from an entire album or trip, each labeled and organized by Shoto’s intelligent matching. A beautiful preview is sent to the recipient to view directly in iMessage or launch into Shoto.
Shoto is the first app that can inform users which friends have relevant photos and videos even if those friends don’t currently use the Shoto app. Using artificial intelligence and passive data to understand which albums have relevant photos accessible from friends, Shoto groups and highlights relevant images from shared moments to ensure your albums contain the full experience from all potential sources.
“The intelligent discovery of your important photos is best combined with the most powerful sharing tools available, and Apple’s Messages framework was at the top of our list.” said Dan Flanegan, VP of Product for Shoto. “There is nothing more powerful than knowing all those Shoto discovered moments are right there, ready to make your conversations as compelling and engaging as ever!”
Shoto is the easiest way to get the photos your friends have on their phones from times spent together. Shoto lets you request your friends’ photos and then pools them together into meaningful albums. Users can discover photos their friends took, and can share their own in just a few clicks.
Serial Entrepreneur and CEO Sachin Dev Duggal founded Shoto in 2013. The team is based in San Francisco. To date, Shoto has secured a seed funding round from investors Real Ventures, SD Squared Ventures and Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory.