Google Photos receives UI changes following user comments


Google announced the roll out of Google Photos’ UI changes following user comments. The search giant said the changes, available on Android starting today, will make it easier to find your shared and reprint memories.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the Google Photos experience by listening to user reviews and comments,” Google said in a support document on Thursday.

  • You will now see a “Share” tab in the lower navigation bar, which will bring the shared photos back to the home screen allowing you to easily view and manage your shared content.
  • Additionally, the Print Store has a dedicated entry point in the top left of the app header, making it easy to find so you can retrieve your photos on your phone and at home.
  • The Print Store will no longer appear in the Library tab, which will still be home to Albums, Archives, and the Recycle Bin.

The changes come nearly a year after Google carried out an overhaul of the Google Photos app. When the redesign was done, Google Photos got a cleaner interface, map display, and many other changes. However, the “Share” tab has been removed from the bottom navigation bar and placed behind the “Library” tab. It was a bewildering change, and after the comments, Google apparently agreed that a change should be made.

Since fixing Google Photos, we’ve seen a number of changes to the service – some good, some bad. On the bright side, we saw new adjustments and improved search filters. On the downside, some editing features are put behind the unpaid subscription blocking system, while the service’s unlimited free storage option is Expires this month.

In addition to rolling out the app on Android, Google Photos UI changes will soon be available on iOS.


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