The teases continue: Now Microsoft’s Panos Panay is teasing an updated version of the Photos app for Windows 11.
“Pumped to share another Windows 11 first look with you,” Mr. Panay’s tweet reads, “the beautifully redesigned Photos app is coming soon to Windows Insiders.”
So, “redesigned” is an interesting word. As was the case with the previous Panay tease, for Paint, it appears that the Photos app is mostly just getting a fresh coat of paint. But there are some minor differences, too. When a photo is opened with the app, a row of thumbnails appears at the bottom of the window. And the tools in the Edit experience have been reorganized a bit. Nothing major, but at least Microsoft is paying more attention to this app.
It’s not clear when we’ll see the new Photos app in a prerelease build, but Microsoft typically issues new builds on Thursday. And tomorrow is Thursday.