Google Photos Gets a 2020 Redesign, With New Logo, UI and Map View

Google Photos now offers a search bar on the main page for quick access.

Published26 Jun 2020, 09:28 AM IST
Tech News
2 min read

Google on Thursday, 25 June, launched a redesigned Google Photos that gives memories more prominence, bringing search front-and-centre with a new three-tab structure: Photos, Search and Library.

The main tab contains all the photos and videos but users will see larger thumbnails, auto-playing videos, and less white space between photos, Google announced via its blog post.

The new logo and design are currently available on the iOS but will soon be rolled out for Android.

As per Google, you also get a larger Memories carousel and it now also gives you the option to search for people right at the front, for quick access.

The new interface of Photos.
The new interface of Photos.
(Photo: Google)

The library contains a list of the most important destinations you have visited and categorises them into Albums, Favorites, Trash, Archive and more.

Google is also giving people living in the US, EU or Canada, the option to search Google’s Print Stores on Maps where they can purchase printed products featuring their own photos.

As part of the new search tab, users will see an interactive map view of photos and videos. One can pinch and zoom around the globe to explore photos of his or her travels.

An interactive map on the new Google photos shows you photos from specific locations. 
An interactive map on the new Google photos shows you photos from specific locations. 
(Photo: Google)
“If you enable location from your device camera, Location History, or manually add locations, those photos will always been organised and be searchable by place in Google Photos. Rolling out today, they’ll also show up on the map view,” said Google.

Google has also moved automatic creations – like movies, collages, animations, stylized photos and more – from the ‘For you’ tab (which is now gone) into Memories.

The company has also simplified the Google Photos icon while retaining that familiar pinwheel shape to remind you of past memories.

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