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New video and photo sharing UI is being tested in the Google Photos app

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Google is once again changing the look of the Google Photos app by adding a new pop-up UI that allows users to share photos and videos directly from the app’s library. This appears to be a limited server side rollout as some devices get the feature and others don’t. The new UI appears on version 5.96 of the Google Photos app.

To help those with big phones (the Google Pixel 6 Pro comes to mind) and short stubby fingers, user options like “Share,” “Add to,” and “Delete” have been moved to the bottom of the screen. Other options allow a user to order prints from the screen, move content to the archive, or move photos and videos to the locked folder. The latter is a folder where you can hide certain photos and videos by locking them with a fingerprint or PIN.

With the new UI, Google Photos users have more options that they can use to share videos and photos without having to dig into the actual image being shared. Via a shortcut, a video or photo can be added to an album and the location of the subject can be viewed.

Google previously redesigned the “Library” tab back in April and previously redesigned the “Share” tab. Now it is testing this UI change for the “Photos” tab. If it’s a server-side rollout as we think, you may not see the update on your phone for a while.

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