Google Photos may soon make sorting in your photo gallery easier. A well-known reverse app engineer spotted a “ Filter ” button in what appears to be the Android version of Google Photos. It basically gives you more filter options when searching in Google Photos. You can group these options together for a more refined search. At this time, Google has not shared any information on this feature and it is not known when it will be routed to the app for the general public.
Jane Manchun Wong, known for finding functionality in apps by reverse engineering their code tweeted about his latest discovery on Wednesday. Android’s Google Photos app includes a working search refinement feature with a new Filters button that can be seen below the search bar. There are also options for selfies, videos, archives, and motion photos. There are also some suggestions next to the button.
This feature is currently being tested, as Wong pointed out. It is not known if and when it will appear in the app for the general public.
Google Photos already allows searching with filters such as selfies, videos, screenshots, motion photos, PhotoScan, and 360 photos and videos in the categories section. However, this new Filter button will make these categories more accessible and widely known.
Recently, Google added new features to Google Photos on Android and desktop. The Android app now has video editing tools that allow you to crop, add filters, color tone, adjust contrast, saturation and brightness. The Google Photos web client has Google Lens functionality.
In November 2020, Google announced that it would end the Google Photos free unlimited storage benefit and start charging for storage beyond the 15 GB quota. The new change will take effect on June 1. 2021. Google has also introduced a policy to delete data from inactive accounts that have not been logged in for at least two years.
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