Google Photos Gets Updated on Android with Inclusion of More Material Elements

September 10, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google Photos on Android is getting updated to v4.0 that brings with it new material design elements and a refined theme to match the experience of Android Pie. The theme of the app has been completely overhauled with new rounded icons like that of the Android Pie. Besides, Google has also tweaked the font and shades of the app.

The Google Sans font has been set as the default font of the Photos app. The app also gets lifted with more white space areas across the interface. The tab icons are also filled with white colour. The experience altogether takes it closer to the likes of Android Message and Chrome that were recently updated with material design. Similar to Chrome, Google Photos has also got new round-cornered search bar.


Besides, Google Photos also now features the option to show metadata of the snaps captured through the device camera. It can be accessed by swiping up the screen while viewing a photo in fullscreen. Descriptions can be added to the existing images directly from the Info screen. The Albums tab now shows thumbnails with rounded corners instead of sharp corners.

The navigation drawer although has been left with minimal changes. However, icons have got more materialistic with more inclusion of white shades. Rounded corners and the Google Sans font have also been carried forward to the Google Lens section.

Google Photos is rolling the update in phases, so it might take some time before you could enjoy the new updates. You can side-load the latest version of the app from APK Mirror if you want to taste the new features right away.

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