Google Photos can soon make it easier to sort through your photo gallery. A well-known app Reverse Engineer has seen the ‘button filter’ button for the Android version of Google Photos. This essentially gives you more filter options when searching through Google Photos. You can club these options together for a more sophisticated search. So far, Google has not shared any information about the feature and it is unclear when it will make its way to the app for the general public.
Jane Manchun Wong, known for finding features in the app by reverse engineering, tweeted her code on Wednesday about her latest discovery. Android’s Google Photos app has a work-in-progress search refinement feature that comes with a new filter button which can be seen below the search bar. It also has options for selfie, video, archive and motion photos. There are also suggestions next to the button.
The facility is still being tested, as reported by Wong. It is unclear if and when it will appear in the app to the general public.
Google Photos already allows searching in the section with filters such as selfies, videos, screenshots, motion photos, photoscans, and 360 photos and videos. However, this new filter button will make these categories more accessible and widely known.
Recently, Google has added some new features to Google Photos on Android and desktop. The Android app now has video editing tools that allow you to add crops, filters, color grades, adjust contrast, saturation and brightness. The web client for Google Photos got the Google Lens feature.