Google has announced today a new design to Google Photos app, which primarily focuses on memories. The logo has also been adapted and new functions are also on board.
Google Photos gets a redesign, new features and a fresh logo
In the redesigned Google Photos, Google focuses, among other things, on the search for content. There is now a new structure with the three tabs Photos, Search and Library. Google describes this as follows:
As always, the main tab contains all your photos and videos, but now you’ll see larger thumbnails, auto-playing videos, and less white space between photos. At the very top, you’ll also notice a larger Memories carousel (more on that in a bit).
As photo libraries have gotten bigger, search has become increasingly important. So we’re putting search front and center to give you quick access to the people, places, and things most important to you. You’ll also find a new interactive map view; more on that in a bit too.
The library tab contains the most important destinations in your photo library, like Albums, Favorites, Trash, Archive and more. And if you’re in the U.S., EU or Canada, you’ll also see our Print Store, where you can purchase printed products featuring your own photos.
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As part of the new search tab, you’ll see an interactive map view of your photos and videos, which has been one of our most-requested features since we launched Google Photos. You can pinch and zoom around the globe to explore photos of your travels, see where you’ve taken the most photos around your hometown, or find that one photo from somewhere on your road trip across the country. If you enable location from your device camera, Location History, or manually add locations, those photos have always been organized and searchable by place in Google Photos. Rolling out today, they’ll also show up on the map view. If you want to make changes, you have the control to make edits or turn off Location History and camera location permission.
Relive the moments that matter with Memories:
Last fall, we introduced Memories to help you revisit your most important memories from years past. It’s become one of our most beloved features, with more than 120 million people viewing Memories every month. Today, we’re adding more types of Memories, like the best pics of you and your closest friends and family over the years, trips, and even just the highlights from last week.
The automatic creations – such as films, collages, animations, stylized photos and more – also moved from the “For you” tab (which has now disappeared) to the “Memories” section.
The new features are to be available over the next week. Appropriate app updates will be distributed to iOS and Android.