14 April 2021
Google Photos is one of the best photo storage and management apps out there. It is packed with numerous features and one of those is the ability to create albums for a better categorization of media files. The only drawback to the feature is that it requires you to be online but that is changing with the latest update.
As spotted by Android Police, Google Photos now supports adding media files to albums when offline. This is an important change as it will let users update their albums even when on the go. All these changes will get saved locally as you will be adding new media files to a particular album. Once you will connect to the internet, the app will automatically sync all the changes so that you can get those newly added files on other devices.
The good thing is that the new functionality works with both existing and new albums. You can also create new albums when you are offline which will get synced with your account when you will go online. It seems to be a server-side change which means there is nothing that you can do from your end to get the new feature.
It has only been spotted in recent Google Photos versions. We would suggest ensuring that you are running the latest version of the application available for you. Since we are talking about Google Photos, it makes sense to remind you that the app will stop offering free unlimited storage space starting June 1st. You will still be able to upload photos to your free 15GB cloud storage but once you exhaust that completely, you will have to pay to get more storage space.