Google Photos for iOS update brings new cropping tool, speed improvements

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Following the update to Hangouts for iOS yesterday, Google today has pushed a new update to Google Photos for iOS. The update brings the app to version 1.12.1 and includes a few useful changes and speed improvements.

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First off, Google says the update improves support for burst photos, something the built-in iOS Camera app handles very well. Additionally, the update is said to reduce both battery and cellular data usage. Building on the performance improvements, Google says today’s update also reduces app startup time.

Finally, Google has brought a new cropping tool to Google Photos for iOS, as seen in the screenshot above. The tool allows users to easily adjust their photos on-the-go.

The full changelog is below:

What’s New in Version 1.12.1

New in this update:

  • Improved support for burst photos
  • New cropping tool
  • Faster app startup
  • Reduced battery and cellular data usage

Yesterday’s Hangouts for iOS update brought improved group messaging capabilities, including the ability to boot other members from a group.

Google Photos is available on the App Store.

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