The automatic creations - such as films, collages, animations, stylized photos and more - also moved from the "For you" tab (which has now disappeared) to the "Memories" section. This new feature should work for users who have enabled location in their device camera or if the location has been added manually for photos. Selecting a place opens a new screen with a map of the area filled with smaller "hotspots" of specific locations where a photo was snapped, and below the map is a scrolling list of thumbnails for all the photos/videos featuring that spot. The icon is still the colorful pinwheel, but its more circle-y and totally flattened, which weve seen Google do with many of its redesigned stock app icons. At the top, you can see a larger Memories carousel, somewhat similar to what we see on Facebook or Instagram Stories. Videos will also auto-play and there is going to be less white space between photos as well. There is also an interactive map of your photos, which means you can select a location on a map and view the pictures you took on that vacation or office retreat.
Google said a map view has been one of the most-requested features since it launched Google Photos more than five years ago.
Ever since the launch, the Google Photos app logo that we've seen until now was designed on a pinwheel - something that gave the impression of childhood memories and nostalgia.
According to Google, the app will now bring a more simplified approach by offering a three-tab solution. You will also get an option to hide certain people or periods from Google Photos for which you don't want to receive memories. Google says that both Android and iOS users should get the update in a week's time. For now, the only Search section is present as a search bar at the top with Photos, Albums, For You and Sharing features placed in the end. Today, we're adding more types of Memories, like the best pics of you and your closest friends and family over the years, trips, and even just the highlights from last week. Users in US, EU, and Canada will also find the Print Store here, where they are able to purchase printed products from a collection of selected photos. This will allow you to explore your photos based on geo-location. For example, if you often take pictures of your own art, Google Photos may create a "Drawings" tab for you.