Google may be working on bringing blur adjustment and new favourites prompt to Photos app for Android

Google is also likely to introduce Blur adjustment controls which could let Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users edit the amount of blur applied by Portrait mode.

Google is likely to be working on bringing a number of new features in Google Photos app for Android.

Google Photos. Google.

Google Photos. Google.

The new features were spotted by 9to5Google while going through the internal code of version 3.14 of Photos app. The was part of a ‘tear-down’ where developers go through the internal code of different apps to find code fragments and parts that may hint at upcoming features.

According to the detailed tear-down, Google is likely to be working on a ‘Favorites’ prompt which will greet users with an on-screen splash screen. It is likely that this screen will greet users when they open the ‘Favourites’ album as part of the search category but the developers were unsure if this prompt was related to the album or the search category.

The company is also likely to introduce Blur adjustment controls which could let Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users edit the amount of blur applied by Portrait mode after clicking the image. It is also possible that Google may introduce the ability to add portrait mode blur effect to existing images. The code indicates a number of changes to the app which include renaming ‘People’ to ‘Faces’, option to hide pets from face groupings, and last but not least, the Google Drive sharing with a partner account.

Image: 9to5Google

Image: 9to5Google

Google has not issued any official statement about any new features in the Photos app at the time of writing. It is likely that the features mentioned here may not make their way to the next version of Google Photos app because the company is continuously experimenting with new features. It will not launch half-baked features in favour of fully functional and stable features to the app.





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