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Google Photos Now Replaces Original Images to Save Space on Device

Google Photos Now Replaces Original Images to Save Space on Device

Google has once again rolled out an update for its Google Photos app that now focuses on managing the device's storage space in an efficient manner. The update v1.17 is not a major one but would be helpful for those who are space conscious or are using handsets with 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage.

Until now, when you edited and saved an image inside the Google Photos app, it would get saved as a copy in the device's storage. However, now once the image has been edited, it replaces the original image, resulting in saving slightly more space.

So, what if users want the access to the original image? Google has already thought of this. Once the edited image replaces the original file, you can simply open it and tap the three-dot option at the top-right corner of the screen, and press on the "Undo edits" option to view the original shot. The app also asks for a new permission to "measure app storage space." The app update is rolling out in phases so it might take some time to reach all the users.

The company earlier this month rolled out a feature for the Google Photos app that suggests a new album to users after they have been to an event or a trip. It also curates the "best shots" that a user has taken. Google Maps integration to add location details are also a part of the update. Users can add text captions to the album, and quickly turn on collaboration to let their friends and family members to add their own photos to the album as well.

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