New Microsoft Photos app

Microsoft today is pushing out a new update for its Photos app on Windows 10. The update is currently available for the Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Ring. The latest update bumps the Photos app version to 2018.18061.15330.0.

Microsoft Photos menu

First and foremost, Microsoft is updating the ellipsis menu with appropriate icons next to the options.

Photos app resize options

Microsoft has added a new “Resize” option and it allows users to resize the photo. You can access this feature from the eclipse menu. There are three options – Best for profile pictures and thumbnails (low quality), Best for emails and messages (medium quality), and Best for viewing (high quality).

Microsoft Photos Imports feature

Microsoft is also adding a new feature, currently in beta, which allows users to send their photos from phone to desktop. To get started, you would need to open settings and toggle the option “Help Microsoft test the mobile import over Wi-Fi” under the preview section. Once enabled, you’ll find the “Import from mobile over Wi-Fi” option when clicked on imports.

Microsoft Photos Companion App

This option basically urges users to download the Photos Companion app for Android or iOS to send the photos to your Windows 10 device. Once you’ve clicked the option “Import from mobile over Wi-Fi” a popup will ask you to download the Photos Companion app on your phone.

Last but not the least, Microsoft has also made improvements to the video editor. You will now notice a new animated screen when opening the video editor. The company has also added new effects to the video editor screen.

The latest Photos app update is currently available for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Ring. What do you think about the new Microsoft Photos app experience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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