Windows 10 Mobile's Latest Build Adds Much-Requested Features to Photos App

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Windows 10 Mobile's Latest Build Adds Much-Requested Features to Photos App

Microsoft on Tuesday released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile for Windows Insiders. The latest preview of the company's forthcoming mobile operating system comes with a number of features and improvements for the Photos app, suggesting that the company wants to provide users with better control over how their handsets handle photos.

The latest Window 10 Mobile preview build - dubbed 10536 - for Windows Phone handsets comes with an updated Photos app. The company said that it has added several of users' most requested features to the app. The new additions include a folder view that makes it easier for a user to see OneDrive and PC folders from within the Photos app. In addition, users can now access files stored in an external storage media (SD card) right from the app.

One will also see context menus in the app, Microsoft's Gabriel Aul - Corporate Vice President, WDG Engineering Systems - wrote in a blog post. Viewing photos on the app has become faster too, Aul added. Users will also be favourite photos in the app. These are nice additions and will overall enhance the user experience.

If you want the aforementioned features, you need to sign up for Windows Insiders and download and install the latest preview on your handset. If you own a Lumia 1020, you should not try the preview, however. Several of the features like ability to save raw files isn't available on the developer preview of Windows 10 Mobile.

Additionally, the latest build also brings "one-handed mode" feature, which was released for large-screen devices earlier, to small screen-sized smartphones. The latest build also fixes the mobile hotspot functionality, and adds support for English (India) to the voice input.

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