Google has announced an update for Google Photos this morning, the one that emphasizes organization and sharing.
For your photo library, Google makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. The app will now have an updated layout to display a grid (or list) that users can quickly filter by type (albums, shared albums, favorites, etc.) and then sort. Plus, Google Photos makes it easy to import photos that aren’t in the cloud yet. And we’re not just talking about other digital photos. Google also wants all your old-school movies and videos, with a scanning tool now easily accessible from Photos.
Google is also reworking the sharing tab. As detailed in the Google article, “We’re taking this idea and applying it to the sharing tab: we’ve created sections for sharing with partners, shared albums, and conversations. With more defined sections, it’s easier to find, view and manage your shared photos and videos, and stay up to date so you never miss the latest shot.
Finally, a new screenshot shortcut is placed at the top of your photo grid if you have new screenshots waiting for your gaze. This shortcut means there’s no longer a multi-step process to access your screenshots on the device, as for the most part they’re separate from the photos on your camera roll.
If you’re on Android, you’ll start seeing all of these features in the coming weeks. If you’re on iOS, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.