After five years as the dominant solution for photo storage across platforms, Google Photos is getting a big new redesign. The refreshed look, which includes fresh ways to navigate the app and a simplified pinwheel icon, is designed to better highlight your favorite old pictures, Google said. It also answers the top feature request Google says it’s received: a map view that lets you explore the photos and videos that you’ve taken by location.
Overall, Google has made Photos much simpler. Your photos and videos will be bigger on the page which means far less empty space. The search function is also more prominent. Check out the GIF below to see it in action:
Lastly, is the “Library” tab with Albums, Favorites, Trash, Archive, and more. This is followed by the “Photos on device” carousel, while US and Canadian users will see a banner for the Print store.
Meanwhile, the “Sharing” feed has been moved to the top-left corner and is visible throughout the app.
The Google Photos redesign is rolling out to Android and iOS over the next week as version 5.0. Meanwhile, Photos on the web will see a refreshed layout and the new icon.