It's Update Wednesday and Google has been rolling out the updates pretty steadily all morning. Most of them aren't packing much beyond bug fixes, but Photos did get an update to v1.13 with at least one cool little feature. The search results screen now provides a quick way to see photos taken on the same day alongside the regular results, even if they aren't related otherwise. We've got a couple variants of the latest apk linked at the bottom, and more are sure to come shortly.
Left: just "cat" photos. Right: additional (unrelated) videos from that day.
If you open up Photos and do a search, the latest version now includes a little dropdown arrow to the right of most dates. Tap the arrow and the block will expand to include additional photos and videos that don't match the search query but were taken on the same day. This makes it much easier to find additional photos that weren't picked up by search but should have been (like those in the screenshots below), or it may be helpful for remembering events or context for how a photo was taken.
Left: "bar" photos. Right: more photos that should have also been found.
We're still looking for additional changes, so keep an eye out for anything else that may have been changed with this update.
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
Version: 18.104.22.168699296 (143572)
These are the variants currently available as of this post. More will become available, so just keep checking back to apkmirror.com.