I take a lot of screenshots with my iPhone. Sometimes it's easier than trying to copy-and-paste large blocks of text — it's certainly quicker. It's also confused the hell out of my Google Photos album, given that screenshots make up probably 70 percent of my collection.
Update: Read the iOS 9 review.
It looks like my (secular) prayers have been answered. With iOS 9 beta 3 out today, several developers have taken to Twitter to call out what might be iOS 9's best new feature — a separate folder for screenshots.
Are these Selfies and Screenshots albums new in iOS 9? Don't remember seeing them before, but either way, very nice pic.twitter.com/DT5OV7tYJG— Ben Hamblin (@humanboring) July 8, 2015
There's also a folder for selfies as well, but it's not clear if there's any special detection going on or if it's just "pictures taken from the front-facing camera (because why else would you use it except for selfies)."
There's no guarantee that this will make the final, official iOS 9 release, but I hope the addition is permanent — we've tried third-party solutions before, but something built-in would be decidedly cleaner. A public beta is expected later this month, and I know it's probably ill-advised to put beta software on my main device, but dammit, I need this.
I think our social media guru Sam Sheffer needs it, too. Here's yesterday before the release:
when will apple add a screenshots album in iOS? pls— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) July 7, 2015
And here's today:
WOW A SCREENSHOTS ALBUM IN IOS 9 BETA 3 APPLE HEARD MY CRIES AND WIPED MY TEARS— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) July 8, 2015
Settle down, Sam.
WWDC 2015: iOS9 presentation