11 February 2021
Google has tweaked the UI of Google Photos on Android tablets. The change looks pretty big as it reorganizes the design for a better look and feel.
Google Photos app on phones has been receiving some frequent updates as the company is focusing more on improving the overall user experience. The UI change on a tablet is happening after quite a long time.
As spotted by the tablet owners and reported by the folks at 9to5Google, the bottom bar has now been shifted to the sidebar for quick access. There are now quick links for Photos, Explore, Archive, Trash, and more. Those who experienced have found it worthy and better. The Search bar has now shifted to the top as well and it is also renamed to “Explore.” The carousel inside the People, Places, and Things are also unchanged.
The options like On Device, Utilities, Archive, and Trash each open as full-screen pages that do not show the new sidebar.
Up until now, Google Photos on the tablet was following the UI design of its respective phone app, where the bottom bar offers three shortcuts for Photos, Search, and Library. The new look does justification with the tablets, though you might find it a little different as UI slightly changes according to the size of the tablet screen.
Even Google Photos on desktop received the UI change but this is the first time that Google has rolled out it for the tablet owners.
The tablet-optimized version of Google Photos for Android looks to be rolling out with the 5.25 version. As per the tech publication, the new UI change is not yet available to everyone.