Google Photos is introducing a small but very powerful change that will make the app much faster and easier to use.
As reported by Android Policesome Google Photos users are seeing a newly redesigned share menu that appears at the bottom of the screen whenever one or more photos or videos are selected.
The new interface replaces the current icon-only share menu at the top of the screen with a much larger carousel of icons, this time accompanied by helpful text descriptions that should make the various options much easier to navigate and understand.
But the new interface brings more than just cosmetic changes — you can now perform selected tasks on your photos all at once, without having to open each one individually. In addition to sharing selected media in any of the usual ways, you can perform a variety of functions, including adding it to an existing album, downloading it to your local device, or even changing the date, time, or location. .
If you need to change the time and date saved on a group of photos, you can choose to apply the same time and date to all selected photos at once or you can have Google Photos set a new date for the first image, then automatically retain the existing time differences between the other selected images.
The new interface seems to be gradually appearing user by user, probably as part of a test. For example, my Android devices still have the old interface while I have the new one on iOS. Other users, however, are already seeing the new interface on Android.
The new share menu seems like a big improvement to me, so I look forward to getting it on my Android devices in the very near future.
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