Google Photos Updates Its Library And Sharing Tabs To Make It Easier To Find Photos

Google Photos is getting a pretty big layout change that should make it easier to find the photos and albums you’re looking for in the library and sharing tabs.

The update transforms the current library tab layout from a hodgepodge of albums, favorites, and folders on the device to a grid or list view that you can sort by category. Meanwhile, the Photo Sharing tab will now have specific sections for Partner Sharing, Shared Albums, and Conversations. Google says the Share tab changes are coming to Android this week, but they’re “coming soon” to iOS.

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Google is introducing grid and list layouts for its library tab.
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Apart from that, Photos also gets a cool feature dedicated to importing your photos from locations outside the platform. This will allow you to add photos from other photo storage services, upload photos directly from a camera, as well as scan physical photos and film. But of course, none of that matters if you’ve run out of Google Photos storage (or are close to it), as a business. officially ended free unlimited storage last year.

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This shortcut will take you directly to the screenshots you’ve recently taken.
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Assuming you can still integrate your collection into Google Photos, the platform also adds a shortcut at the top of your main photo grid that takes you directly to your screenshots – while excluding them from the backup process – by plus a “contextual suggestion carousel” on Android that will text, crop, search or copy text from a screenshot. The number of screenshots I have hogging my Google Photos storage (which I’m too lazy to delete) is embarrassing, and I have to say I’m glad there’s a feature that acknowledges the fact that I don’t don’t really want to save captured memes that I send to my friends.

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