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Google Photos Gets Stylish New Widgets for Memories

Google Photos Widget

The memories feature in Google Photos is a fan favorite, and today it’s getting even better as Google just released several new widget styles for your home screen. These new memory widgets first arrived in August, but now we’re getting several new styles and shapes.

With Google Photos Memory Widgets, users can put small widgets anywhere on their home screen that pulls photos from their gallery, then displays them nicely on any device. And while it doesn’t look like you can set specific albums or images yet, it does pull from automatic lists, including “Best of the Month,” “Trip Highlights,” “Celebrations,” “Vacations,” and so on.

Last week Google confirmed that the Google Photos Memories widget would be the first app to access the new freeform widget frames announced in Android 12, and now they’re here. So as long as you’re on the latest Google Photos updated to version 5.65 that’s rolling out this week, you’ll be able to take advantage of fun new shapes or styles. And yes, these are resizable, too.

Once you’re on the updated version of Google Photos, long-press on any screen to access widgets. Then, from the picker, find the Google Photos memories widget, tap it, and choose from six new styles and sizes. You can add multiple widgets and frame styles to your screen at a time, resize them to fit your needs, then enjoy image memories right from your home screen.

We’re still hoping to set a specific photo album or image as an option in a future update. But, for now, it’s still completely random.

via XDA Developers

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