Google Photos on Android getting ease-of-use update

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Earlier today Google started rolling out an update to their Photos platform on the web to add some new editing tools for users. Now Google has started rolling out an update for the mobile version of Photos on Android devices that focuses on ease of use and some changes to the user interface.

Following similar changes made to the Google Plus app, the updated Google Photos now makes use of a new bottom bar for navigation. Buttons include Assistant, Photos and Albums. Google says this will help users spend more time in the app itself instead of accessing menus.

Users may also note the use of “Albums” as the new term to replace “Collections.” Google says that is based on user feedback. Besides the name change and quick access via the bottom bar, Albums also get a scrolling carousel along the top of the app to access items like people, places, things, animations, collages, movies, device folders and albums.

The update to version 1.15 is available now in the Play Store for Android devices with an update for iOS coming soon. With the new interface changes, some of the information in our latest guide on using Google Photos may no longer apply, but there is still some great info on how to use Photos to back up videos and photos from your mobile devices.

Hit the link below to get Google Photos or check to see whether the update is available for your account.

Play Store Download Link

source: Google Photos (Google+)


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and possesses the CAPM credential from PMI. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.