Technology Google Photos with redesign, new logo and map view

20:21  25 june  2020
20:21  25 june  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Google Photos mit Redesign. © Google Google Photos with redesign.

Google redesigned its photo management app. The new version of Google Photos has recently got a new logo as well as new functions.

Five years after the announcement by Google Photos, the search engine giant is giving its popular image service a major update. According to the company, the focus of the new version is on new functions that should help to revive personal memories. According to Google, a billion people use Google Photos every month. Google Photos Update: New look for old photos

The new Google Photos app. (Image: Google)

According to Google , the refreshed look of the image management tool provides new options for app navigation on iOS and Android. With the redesign, it is possible, among other things, to better emphasize your own favorite pictures from the past, explains the company. The new app for the two large mobile platforms also finally brings a long-desired function with a map view, with which photos and videos taken can be explored according to their locations.

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The new version of the Photos app is divided into three tabs - Photos, Search and Library. The search is at the center of the new application, according to Google. All photos and videos are displayed in the

Photos tab, but are now presented in larger thumbnails with less white space. According to Google, videos are played automatically. At the top there is also a larger “memory carousel”.

As photo libraries would continue to grow, an

search function would become more and more important. Therefore, Google puts the search more in the foreground in order to provide quick access to the "most important people, places and things". There is also a new interactive map view.

Google Photos app with a new map view. (Image: Google)

The most important contact points of the photo library are collected in the new tab

library . This includes albums, favorites, a recycle bin, as well as the archive and more, according to Google. If you are in the USA, the EU or Canada, you also have access to the print store, where you can have photo books and more printed.

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The Google Photos app comes with a prettied reminders function. (Image: Google)

Since Google is a big fan of messaging apps - even such a function is integrated in Maps - the company also builds one into its photo app. A tap on the speech bubble in the upper area of ​​the app opens a list of the shared photos together with all conversations that may have been held.

The new Google Photos logo

The new Google Photos logo. (GIF: Google)

To clarify the further development of the service, Google has also refreshed the logo. The Google Photos app icon was originally intended to be modeled on a pinwheel as a reference to childhood and nostalgia. With the redesign, it was refreshed and simplified, the company explains. However, the familiar shape of the wind turbine should be maintained. According to Google, the new version of the Google Photos app will be released for Android and iOS over the next week.

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