Microsoft Photos is a feature-rich app and the service is
getting better with each update. For example, Microsoft has
added a new Favorites option to the Photos app.
Today, Microsoft Photos app for Windows 10 is getting a new
update with one minor change and other improvements. It appears
to be a server side update and at the moment, it shows up on
Windows 10 devices enrolled in the Release Preview Ring of the
Windows Insider program. But it should also show up on
non-Insider machines as well.
It’s worth noting that some Insiders had “add to favorites”
option for a while in Insider builds but today it’s widely
rolling out to the users.
The latest update for Microsoft Photos app enables a new option
called “add to favorites”. You’ll be able to tap a star at the
top of the photo, and it’ll automatically show up in Favorites.
A favorite album/highlight is created as soon as you begin
starring images. For example, you can search “Favorites” to see
the starred photos. You can also open the album menu to find
favorites under “Created for you” section.
That’s it and there are no other major changes. By the looks of
things, the “add to favorites” option is rolling out gradually
and if you don’t see the option to favorite a photo, you would
need to wait for a few days.
Microsoft has added yet another useful feature that allows
users to close the opened photo with a tap. There’s an “X”
button at the top right corner and it lets you close the photo
It’s not a fancy thing but it’s one of the much-needed
changes. Users have plenty of suggestions for other things
that should probably already be in there.