Google Photos finally launches the ‘Your memories’ widget on Android

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Google has decided to port its Photos widget from iOS to Android. With the latest update of the app, android users can incorporate a attractive widget to your desktops with the ability to scale. Through this element, the best memories of Google Photos will be shown.

As much as Google devotes more attention to Android, not in vain is its mobile operating system, there are times when offers more features to certain iOS apps. For example, Google’s own app offers a fun pinball, a game that has not yet reached Android. And the same was the case with the Google Photos widgets, at least until now. Yes, they are already available for our operating system.

2×1 widget that can be tailored to size

Google Photos widget

In iOS, Google Photos has three widgets: one small square, another rectangular and a third also square in shape, although much larger. On the other hand, with the jump to Android the Google widget has only enabled the 2×1 square element. Of course, no more is needed.

As published in XDA Developers, the latest update of Google Photos for Android incorporates the widget with the best memories saved in the gallery. Named such that, “Your memories”, the widget will highlight on the desktop the most important photos that are on the reel. All without the slightest complication: add the widget from the selector (press and hold on a free place on the desktop until the menu appears) and take it to the place you want.

There is only one Google Photos widget, the 2×1 one. However, and once placed, you can resize the element by dragging either side after holding down on the widget. The image of the interior adapts perfectly to any ratio you want. And with rounded corners, in the style of Android 12.

Google Photos widget

The Google Photos widget has started to appear with the latest version of the Android app, number 5.52.0.0387241369 (released on August 2). It does not appear on all mobile phones and accounts, its deployment is progressive. We have been able to add it to an Android 11 (OnePlus Nord 2) and Android 12 (Google Pixel 4a). It should reach the majority of users.

Google Photos

Google Photos

  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Photography