Google Half-Fixes Broken Google Photos Feature For Millions Of Android Users
Google has finally enabled an important Google Photos feature that the Android app has been missing for years. However, the fix still needs work.
Until recently, Android users, and only Android users, have been made to jump through hoops in order to delete a photo while viewing it from inside a Google photos album. Now, according to a report by Android Police, Google has issued an update that partially fixes the problem.
To address the issue, Google has given Android users a new ‘move to trash’ option accessible from the ‘three dot’ menu seen at the top-right when viewing a photo. Curiously, while this option has been available to iOS and Web versions of Google Photos for years, Android users have been left out until now.
Prior to this update, Android users would have to search the main feed for each photo they want to delete and move them to the trash from there instead.
Unfortunately, the fix is currently limited to private albums, so if you want to delete a photo from within a shared album, you’ll still have to do it the old way. No such restriction exists for iOS and Web users.
With any luck, Google will fix the second part of this issue in a future update.
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