I know a lot of people love Google Photos, but sometimes you realize that the service is missing some elementary stuff. For example, there hasn’t been a Favorites feature until now. Google has announced that, over the next week, it’s rolling out that functionality. You’ll be able to tap a star at the upper right of any photo in your library, and it’ll automatically show up in Favorites.
A Favorites album is created as soon as you begin starring images. And that’s pretty much it! Nothing fancy. If you don’t see the option to star a photo, you don’t have Favorites just yet. The wait shouldn’t be more than a few days, though.
It’s OK to play favorites. Rolling out this week, tap the ⭐️ button to mark a photo as a favorite. Head to the Albums tab and view all your favorites in one place. pic.twitter.com/eWnSMDKQ72— Google Photos (@googlephotos) May 21, 2018
Photos will also soon let users heart photos that have been shared with them, making things feel a little more social and Instagram-like. At I/O earlier this month, Google announced other new Photos features that include AI-suggested quick edits to improve photos, color pop, and the ability to colorize old images. The first two of those new capabilities have already rolled out to users.
Coming soon, you can give some love to the photos your friend just shared. Look out for the ♥️ icon when viewing a shared album or photo. pic.twitter.com/C2OVsyX3fO— Google Photos (@googlephotos) May 21, 2018
As for the other low-hanging fruit that Google hasn’t yet addressed, users have plenty of suggestions for things that should probably already be in there.