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© Provided by Business Insider Germany The US internet company Google is known for its spacious offices, where employees are pampered with free meals, fitness courses and spectacular interior design. However, the workforce will have little of this in the foreseeable future. In an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Sundar Pichai, boss of Google’s mother Alphabet, told the search engine giant’s employees that they’re likely to work from home by the end of the year.
Google redesigned its photo management app. The new version of Google Photos has recently got a new logo as well as new functions.
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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.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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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 logoTo 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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