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Google Photos snags a navigation overhaul

Google Photos’ existing navigation UI was by no means cumbersome, but there were a few frequently used features that were tucked away inside menus.
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March 2, 2016
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If you’re not using Google Photos, then you are outside of your mind. The simple cloud storage solution to keeping all your photos and videos safe from device crashes and prying eyes is only getting better and better as updates roll out, and this newest one makes navigation a breeze.

Photos’ existing navigation UI was by no means cumbersome, but there were a few frequently used features that were tucked away inside menus. The goal of this update is to put these options right at your fingertips so you can get to the tools and images you love faster than ever.

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The main addition is a bar that rides along the bottom of the interface. This now houses the Assistant, Photos, and Albums view. “Albums” is what used to be called “Collections,” but the Photos team opted to rename it based on feedback from their users. The Albums view now has a pretty slick carousel at the top that makes it easy to browse through shared albums, animations, people, places, things, movies, collages, and device folders.

If you’re ready to see Google Photos’ new take on user interface, update the app or head over to the Google Play Store by clicking the button below. Let us know what you think of these modifications, and if you’re a long-time Photos user, let the folks at home know what they’re missing out on if they’re not.

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