Backing up your precious photos of family and friends is hugely important in order to make sure that those memories last forever. You most likely have plenty of pictures of these people saved on your phone that you’re already backing up with IDrive, and now we’re making it easy for you to organize, search for, and locate specific photos.

IDrive has launched IDrive People, a new facial recognition feature to assist with organizing your backed up photos.

Being the first backup company to utilize AI for facial recognition, IDrive now uses this function to identify faces from your backed up photos, and uses each face to organize the photos into groups by name, making it easy to locate certain photos as needed.

The “People” section in the IDrive mobile application provides a thumbnail view of all the face groups that you create, letting you simply tap a thumbnail to view all the photos linked to that faceprint.

With this new feature, you now have the ability to search for and share photos directly from the People section in the IDrive app. To search for photos, simply enter the name of the individual in the search field. You can also search for two names at a time to locate photos that include the two corresponding faces.

The file formats supported for facial recognition are JPG, JPEG, PNG, HEIC, BMP and NEF.

IDrive People is available only on IDrive Mobile Backup for iOS and Android.

IDrive Online Backup is available in the App Store and on Google Play.