Google Photos has received a handy design change and here's everything new

Google Photos has received a handy design change and here's everything new

Google Photos is the American tech giant’s photo storage and sharing service that is hugely-popular.

The software gives all users unlimited photo storage for up to 16-megapixels and video up to a 1080p resolution.

However, if fans want to store their images in a higher quality they will need to pay a monthly subscription service to Google.

The only way to have full-resolution snaps in the application for free is to use a Google Pixel device.

Just like many other pieces of Google software, Photos is regularly updated by the tech giant to bring new features.

The latest change has altered the sharing menu of the application, making it more accessible overall.

Back in November Google insisted it was changing its sharing menus to make them “faster and nicer to use”.

When questioned on such a function on Twitter, Dave Burke, the vice president of engineering for Android, explained: “It’s a priority, just a big job.

“We’re working on a redesign with a different underlying data model (push vs pull) that will be much faster and nicer to use.”

Last month Google Maps received a new share sheet that was smaller overall but allowed the user to scroll through a list of contacts and applications to harness.

The new menu format has now arrived on Google Photos, meaning showcasing content with others should be easier and faster than before.

Just like the old share sheet, items are grouped into contacts and applications.

Moreover, a search bar is present at the top that allows users to find what they are looking for if it is not immediately accessible.

One of the most important changes is the fact the menu has been downsized overall.

This means even when the sheet has been summoned, more content from the Google Photos application can be viewed overall.

9to5Google first noted the change and stated the new aesthetic is being “tested” on the application, meaning it may not be available for all Google Photos users. can confirm the alteration had taken place on one of our devices.

Published at Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:24:00 +0000

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