Google Photos will enable a feature that notifies users when some of their photos have not been properly supported.
“The user will not have to guess the number of photos that have been synchronized but can see it represented with icons.”
In the past, the app showed an icon on the synchronized photos to indicate if they had been endorsed by the system. However, about two years ago, Google Photos removed the feature and will now re-enter it for its latest update.
The latest version of the app will allow you to view the photo section so that the user can identify if the latest photos have already been synchronized by the system. In addition, the update will allow you to manually choose the photos you want to back up.
This change considerably improves the experience of users who from now on will be able to identify more quickly the backed photos, especially in the case of those people who do not have the automatic synchronization of their photos enabled.
However, for users who have automatic synchronization, the new update will resolve a bug that indicated an erroneous amount of photos in sync.
In this sense, the app used to send a notification indicating the number of synchronized photos, but this notification returned for several days as an error. Now, as the count of the backed photos is also visible to the user, this will not have to infer the number of photos that have been synchronized but you will be able to see it represented with icons.
In the case of iOS devices, the Google Photos app has modified the function so that it places all the unsupported images in a completely separate folder. In this way, users should not look for the indicative icons, but simply open the folder to know which photos have not yet been synchronized.
In addition, with the increase in the capacity of private albums, the alternative offered for iOS makes the user experience more practical and does not interfere with the space used by Google Photos on the devices.
At the moment, the option is not yet available to all users. However, the app has already included this feature in its description of Google Play Store, so it should soon be available to all your Android users.