Google Photos is getting a new update that brings some small features to improve the overall user experience. For example, the Photos app for Android eventually lets some users delete photos from Shared or Private. Previously, users could only ‘remove from album’ and had to find the picture in the main feed or via search to delete. However, this appears to be a phased rollout, which means that it is not yet available to all users. It’s unclear why the company took it upon themselves to bring the feature to the app as Google Photos’ web client allows users to delete images directly from albums.
9to5Google also noticed a new overlay in its top-left corner. The report states that “today,” is “yesterday” and eventually it becomes the full date. The location appears in the bottom row, and several may appear. It has been told in the report that this feature appeared on Android and iOS in the last one week. Users should ensure that they are using the latest version of the app to enjoy all the latest features.
Hallelujah, Google Photos for Android finally added a “Move to Trash” button when viewing photos in an album.
Previously, it only allowed the Trash on the website, and on Android, it only had the Remove from Album button. pic.twitter.com/kSsxggFJLX
— Artem Rusakovsky (@ArtemR) 18 May 2022
Meanwhile, Google held its I/O 2022 event earlier this month, and we saw several software and hardware launches. The company introduced Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel 7 series. It also introduced Android 13 to the general public and other services to improve the user experience with its apps. It also introduced a palette of 10 skin tones, described as a step forward in creating gadgets and apps that better serve people of color. The company said its new Monk Skin Tone Scale replaces the flawed standard of six colors known as the Fitzpatrick Skin Type, which had become popular in the tech industry for assessing whether smartwatch heart-rate sensors, Artificial intelligence systems, including facial recognition, and other offerings show color bias.