iCloud Photos Integration On Windows 11 Goes Out of Beta

Posted on November 9, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Windows, Windows 11 with 15 Comments

Microsoft’s Photos app on Windows 11 now lets users browse their iCloud Photo Library. The iCloud integration has been in testing with Insiders since last month, and it’s rolling out to all Windows 11 users starting today. Microsoft says that all users should have access to it by the end of the month.

“We know that many Windows customers have photo and video collections on their iPhones that they would like to be able to view on their PC. This iCloud Photos integration will make it easier for those with an iPhone to have direct access to all their cherished memories in one organized place and is another step in our continued efforts to make experiences on Windows 11 seamless,” wrote Dave Grochocki, Principal Product Manager Lead, Windows Inbox Apps.

The feature requires an update to the Photos app that’s now rolling out via the Microsoft Store. Apple’s iCloud app for Windows also needs to be installed (it’s also available from the Store), and you’ll need to enable the photo syncing feature in the app to see your iCloud photos appear in the Windows 11 Photos app.

In addition to this new iCloud Photo Library integration, the latest update for Microsoft’s Photos app on Windows 11 introduces a redesigned “All Photos” gallery view where you can see all your pictures stored on OneDrive, iCloud, and your local storage.

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