Google Photos 4.24 tests combining the overflow menu with the EXIF panel
Google Photos is arguably Google’s best product and the company is constantly tweaking it. The most recent change is a re-organization of the overflow menu options. When viewing a photo, there are a number of options such as Add to album, Move to archive, Save to device, Order photo, etc. These were previously accessible through the three-dot menu, but now they are being moved.
As you can see in the Before/After, the options that were previously in the Google Photos overflow menu have been moved to the area underneath the photo/video. The options now have icons and have been placed in a horizontally scrollable list above the EXIF data. You can access this information by swiping up on a photo/video, which may actually be harder for people to find.
The EXIF data has also been slightly re-organized. The date and time have been reformatted with an “Add description” text field, followed by the location map, image/video details, and camera information. This new look is showing up in Google Photos 4.24, but it appears to be a server-side update as not everyone on this version has the new design. The new design was first spotted by AndroidPolice‘s tipsters, but we managed to activate it manually to confirm for ourselves.
Do you think this is a good re-organization for Google Photos?