June 18, 2021
Google Photos Redesign Relocates Search Bar and Removes the Hamburger Menu

Latest Google Photos Redesign Places the Search Bar at the Bottom and Removes the Hamburger Menu

Google is beginning to push out a redesign for Google Photos that ostensibly relocates the search field and removes the hamburger menu from the app…

The Google Photos app hasn’t undergone an extensive makeover since its standalone release, with the exception of a bottom bar addition in 2016. However, it looks as though some big changes are on their way out to end-users.

Google Photos Redesign Relocates Search Bar and Removes the Hamburger Menu

The most recent iteration of the Google Photos app moves the search bar from the top to the bottom of the screen. Plus, it no longer contains the familiar hamburger menu, previously present in the upper left corner of the mobile app.

Also, the album tab is no longer there but its contents are still available in a new¬†Library section. (This likewise contains other sections, such as device folders, archive, trash, along with a few “utilities.”)

The changes are apparently rolling out via a server-side update. So, not everyone will see it right away. Moreover, users who have received the redesign are seeing different experiences with the interface. Meaning, it’s possible that Google is running a limited test to see what’s most well-received.

Google Photos redesign before and after screenshots
Credit: Android Police

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