Five years after becoming the dominant solution for cross-platform photo storage, Google Photos is in the process of redesigning it,media reported. Google says the updated app will feature a new way of navigation and simplified windmill icons, in order to better highlight old photos that users like. The new design also responds to Google’s most important feature request it says it has received: a map view that lets users view photos and videos taken by location.
It is reported that the new Google Photos will open a hashtag called Photos, which contains previous photo collections and recent photos. At the top of the tab you’ll see “Memories.” In addition to the photos from a few years ago, users will also see a new memory clip called “Recent Highlights.” Google’s move is to show the best photos users have taken recently and to automatically create collages and animations for users.
In Recall, the user will see the most recent photos in reverse order, and the design and location of the section have been slightly tweaked. Google Photos can now automatically guess which images are the most interesting that users might find and zoom in on them as they scroll through their pages. In addition, Google has reduced the space between photos in the grid.
Search tags show Google’s machine learning capabilities, which have become so powerful that those who occasionally use photos may not be fully aware of it. At the top of the tab, the people and pets that appear most often in photos and videos.
Beneath it is a brand new Places view that allows users to browse photos and videos they take on a map. Clicking “View All” somewhere will see a grid where the user has taken a lot of photos, and when you click on one of them you will see a two-pane view. At the top is the map, and Google’s rendered hotspots show where users have taken the most photos and images. Here’s a photo grid on the map, a quick and fun way to browse a place and remember what users are doing in a specific area.
Search also provides a clever “Things” view that attempts to capture photos that are relevant to the user’s interests. Search also allows users to search for specific categories in their archives, including screenshots, selfies, videos, and Google’s auto-creation.
The last tab, called Library, is an aggregation package: a print store that converts user photos into print and books, a tool that links to like photo scanners and animations, access to deleted photos, and a list of albums.
Google’s redesigned Photos are understood to have been launched on Android and iOS.