Google Photos, the search giant’s Photo gallery applications will now make it easier for users to access the local folder for their screenshots. The home page now features a large shortcut button that redirects the user to the screenshot folder.
The latest update, spotted by Google News Telegram group provides quick access for screenshots saved natively on your smartphone and synced to Google Photos. This tool is present at the top of the home page in a rather prominent location.
What is this New Google Photos Feature?
For those unaware, before this, users were required to scroll down to the bottom of the screen, tap the Library tab and then open the Screenshots folder to view the images. While this is in no way complicated, this new method makes it a tad bit easier than before.
To add to this, the shortcut button also shows the number of new screenshots added to the folder, so, instead of being ever-present on the home page, it appears only when new screenshots are taken, which is quite sensible since you would likely be looking to check a screenshot after taking it.
This seems to be one in a long list of improvements for the user experience with Photos. Recently, Google also announced a “More like this” button that can help users find similar photos without browsing too much. The app also received an update to change the date and time of a video or a photo.
As of now, it is not known as to whether Google Photos will display a similar button for other local files or just for screenshots, but, despite that, it seems to be making way to many Android handsets.
What Else is the Company Working on?
In other news, Google’s latest flagships, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are now getting a new update that brings with it support for heart rate tracking and respiratory tracking features, tools that are exclusive to Pixel series smartphones as of now.
A few of the Google Pixel 6 owners have not gotten this feature as of the time of writing this article, but by and large, this feature seems to be rolling out to both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro units across the world.
It seems that Google has quietly released an update that brings with it the Adaptive Sound feature for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to adjust the audio quality of the smartphone depending on the surrounding.