Even when your devices are offline, you can now add content to albums in Google Photos. The update was quietly rolled out with the most recent version of Google Photos and will primarily affect Android devices. Previously, after images and videos had been uploaded and backed up, they could only be sorted into albums. Recently, Google has been on an update binge. Its Photos app for Android and iOS now includes a slew of new features, including Google Lens integration and video editing tools.
According to Android Police, Google has updated its Google Photos app to allow users to organize their photos and videos into albums before uploading and backing them up. Gadgets 360 was able to test the feature independently. The process is simple; users simply create folders and add content to them to organize their photos and videos into albums. Both existing and new albums can benefit from the offline feature. Once the device is back online, all of the changes will be synced with Google servers.
In November of last year, Google announced that the unlimited storage option in its Photos app would be removed. After June 1, 2021, users of the Photos app will no longer be charged a fee if they exceed the 15GB storage limit. After that date, users will no longer be able to upload and save high-resolution photos to the server.
As previously stated, Google is beefing up the Photos app by integrating Google Lens. Users can scan saved images with the integration, which can be accessed by tapping the Lens icon at the bottom of the screen in the app. Lens will extract relevant information from text fragments in images and send it back to the user. The text can be translated, copied to another app, spoken by the Google Assistant, or transferred to a Google-connected computer.