Windows 11’s built-in Photos app gets a neat gallery and smoother backups to OneDrive. The new app is available in preview.
Even after the official launch of the long-awaited Windows 11 2022 Update, Microsoft continues to tinker with the operating system. With a blog, the software giant announces the launch of a renewed Photos app for Windows 11. It is first tested among the Windows Insiders before becoming more widely available.
A new layout should make the photo library on your Windows device more visually appealing and clutter-free. The overview menu shows you more clearly the different folders where you can drag imported photos (for example from a connected external device). It will also streamline the process of backing up your photos to OneDrive.
The new Photos app will replace the current version, but it remains to be seen when the rollout will start. Microsoft has finally clarified how they intend to handle Windows updates in the future.
In addition to one major annual update, Microsoft would also like to roll out new features via smaller updates once they are ready for the general public. So we will certainly not have to wait for the Windows 11 2023 Update.
Drag and Tabs
Since Tuesday, September 20, the Windows 11 2022 Update has been available for (almost) everyone. The update brings some much-requested ‘new’ features that we were actually hoping to see at the initial launch. At the top of our wish list was the reintroduction of the drag-and-drop functions to the taskbar, where you can easily drag images and icons to the correct folder.
Windows 11 2022 Update Tested: Dragging, Tabs, and Other Catch-ups
Other interesting additions include Edge-like tabs in File Explorer, customizable Start menu layouts, and new Snap layouts. An overview of all the novelties in Windows 11 2022 can be found here. Do you already want to install the update? Then look in your settings under Windows Update whether the update is ready and make the necessary preparations if you want to transfer all the company’s devices in one go.