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This article was published on April 28, 2016

Google Photos is making it easier to search and organize your images

Google Photos is making it easier to search and organize your images
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Google is rolling out a few updates new features to improve its Photos service today. Most notably, Photos now has a permanent search bar up top instead of the previous floating action button.

The idea is to emphasize search by making it more accessible; with one tap, you can see recent searches, search people, places, videos, collages and GIFs, or – of course – simply type what you’re looking for.

Previously you’d have to click on the floating action button before initiating a search, and do a fair bit more scrolling to access the different search types.

Meanwhile, Photos now lets you customize automatically-created movies with music, photos and videos of your own choosing.

Finally, you also have a bit more control over your file system – Photos now lets you create, rename or delete folders, as well as copy and move photos between them.

The changes are rolling out to Android today. For iOS users, Google says the new design and features are “coming soon.”

Via Lifehacker

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