Google Photos could soon get ‘Filter’ option for easy gallery search

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Google Photos, the photo sharing and storage service developed by Google, is reportedly working on a ‘filter’ option in order to make sorting and searching of photo collection easier.

This feature was spotted by well-known app reverse engineer Ms. Jane Manchun Wong, who has found many features in the social media platforms through reverse engineering.

The new addition will effectively give more filter choices while browsing through Google Images. The user can combine these options for a more refined search.

According to the reports, there is a work-in-progress search refinement feature in Android’s Google Photos app that comes with a new Filter button that can be seen below the search bar. There are options for selfies, videos, archives, and motion photos as well. There are also suggestions next to the button.

The tech giant hasn’t released any details about this feature yet, and it’s unclear when it will be available to the general public.

Google Photos already allows for searching with filters like selfies, videos, screenshots, motion photos, PhotoScan, and 360 photos and videos in the categories section. However, this new Filter button will make these categories more accessible and widely known.

Recently, Google has added some new features to Google Images on Android and desktop. The Android app now has video modifying instruments that assist you to crop, add filters, color grade, alter distinction, saturation, and brightness.

Last year, Google has announced that will start charging for storing photos in Google Photos. As per the reports, the new policy will take effect on June 1, 2021, and it comes with other policy improvements to Google Drive, such as counting documents and spreadsheets from Google Workspace against the same limit.

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