• Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Google Photos app to receive new features

Google Photos product lead, David Lieb, has basically, through a string of tweets, revealed what new features would be coming to the app. While seeking feedback from users, and taking feature requests, he essentially spilled the beans on what’s coming. For starters, the Photos app will receive a manual face tagging feature. At the moment, you can’t manually select photos of people if the AI hasn’t recognized a face beforehand, but this will change in the future.

Also, the mobile app will get the search parameter for recently uploaded photos. This feature was previously only available on the web. This lets you have easier access to any photo or video you just uploaded, even if you took it many years ago. It’s a way to go around the normal sorting by time when the photo was taken.

In the future, you’ll also be able to edit time-stamps. We’re not sure why Google’s own mobile platform didn’t have this feature so far, given that it’s present in both the web and iOS versions of Photos.

Pet owners will also be able to tell Google Photos to send all images of their pets to their partners since pet photos will be added to partner libraries.