Google Photos testing new share menu just like what we have in Google News

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Credit: https://9to5google.com/2019/01/04/google-photos-share-menu-redesign/

Google Photos is testing a new share menu feature, which is similar to what we already have in Maps and News. The new feature will bring Photos at per with not only Maps, but News, which recently added the ability to share new faster.

Google News, which is fast gaining more users since it was redesigned by Google sometimes in 2018, added a faster sharing menu in the same year it was revamped. The grid icons for contacts and apps in Photos have now been replaced with two carousals. The good thing about this update is that it reduced the height of the share sheet, and most significantly, it helps to prevent the issue associated with waiting for contacts and app sharing to load.

Photos with 1 billion plus installs in the Play Store, is sharing a share sheet redesign in its Android version. According to 9to5google, a search field has now been added to the top to allow you to manually enter a name, phone number, or email address. At the bottom, you will find sharing targets from installed apps; the first two, however, are reserved for “Create link” and “Shared album,” same way it has been before now.

One noticeable change about the sharing menu in Photos is that it is now shorter, which allows images previewed above to be larger. The downside to this change is that pictures in landscape are now cropped into a square. Other aspect rations such as portraits and screenshots, however, are shown in full.

A couple of weeks ago, Reverse Engineer Jane Manchun Wong posted a screenshot on Twitter showing update being tested by Instagram that will activate the ability to import your photos from Google Photos. Though, this is not exactly something new because users can already import their photos from Google Photos, the difference, however, is that a shortcut is now being added to make it faster and easier.

The new integration still being tested will be a welcome one for every user out there. Wong did not provide any timeline as to when the update will be available to everyone, but given her past records of being spot on with stories like this one, it could be anytime soon.

Though a small update, but one that will speed up the process of importing your favorite photos one of the world’s most popular photo apps. For Instagram and Google, it is a partnership that will be beneficial to all parties given that both companies are edging the competition in their various markets.

Wong posted another screenshot showing a new IGTV UI being tested by the photo-sharing app. Still, there is no information on when or whether any of these tests will be graduated to complete roll out. That said, it will be a great idea to see these new features rolled out anytime soon.


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