In October, Windows 11 version 22H2 will get an update that includes, among other things, an updated Photos app. If you’re in the Windows Insider Program’s Dev channel, you might be able to test that new app now.
“We are beginning to roll a preview of an update to the Photos app in Windows 11 that introduces a new photos-managing experience to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel today,” Microsoft’s Dave Grochocki writes.
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From what I can tell, the new Photos app is mostly about a simpler new user interface and removing the legacy video editor now that Microsoft includes Clipchamp in Windows 11.
But Microsoft highlights the following features:
One caveat: because the Windows Insider Program is terrible, not everyone in the Dev channel will see the app update immediately. Microsoft says it “plans to increase the rollout over time as [it] monitors feedback.” For some reason.