Amazon Photos App Finally Gets Redesign for Android
For users of Amazon Photos, new redesigns may create an easier way to handle app navigation and photo sharing on Android devices.
Amazon has now unveiled a heavily rebuilt version of the app for Android, finally, a year after a redesign for the iOS edition in November of 2021.
As reporting by The Verge covers, Amazon Photo users with Android phones and tablets can now singlehandedly search photo galleries from the app’s home screen and in general can make use of simpler, easier navigation.
Amazon’s redesign of the app revolves around this very same ease of navigation. Amazon itself is specifically claiming a focus on making use of the app “within a thumb’s reach”.
One major aspect of the said redesign is a new bar at the bottom of the app that lets users search quickly and access filters. Swiping up in the Photos gallery on an Android device will also open a new control interface with curation features and filters for searching photos by place, time, year, or object type.
Users can also access a daily memories feature in the app for specially selected photos. Additionally, two floating buttons at the top of the Android edition of the app give access to other menu items for Amazon Photos.
The first of these, along the top left, is a floating Amazon Smile logo that lets a user access app settings and turn auto-save on or off. This same button also gives access to the app’s print menu for printing out high-resolution hard copies of photos.
Other features of the button are image recognition, notification settings and viewing available storage space.
Then along the top right of the app in Android, there is a paper airplane-shaped button that’s designed for sending private messages of images to friends, family and other contacts.
One handy feature of Amazon Photos in general is that existing subscribers of Amazon Prime can use it for free “unlimited” storage of full-resolution photos and up to 5GB of videos.
Prime members who want access to more video storage space need to subscribe to one of several different plans that start at 100GB and cost just $1.99.
Subscribers who aren’t members of Amazon Prime can sign up for free combined photo and video storage up to 5GB and pay $1.99 per month starting with the 100GB plan.
The new look of Amazon Photos for Android has already started rolling out to devices with the OS as of Tuesday, but a re-download from the Google Play Store might be necessary for some users.