One of the best features of smart displays is their ability to act as high-quality digital photo frames, but adjusting which pictures they show has, up to this point, been a bit of a slog: open the Home app, scroll to the device, tap the settings icon, then Photo Frame, then Google Photos. That process is being simplified considerably with a shortcut right inside the Photos app.

Image: u/luisdile02 on Reddit.

The shortcut lives in the side menu in Google Photos, and opens an interface similar to the one you'd see if you were adjusting a photo frame on the display itself. You'll be presented with the usual options, and can choose which albums the display will cycle through.


The time-saving new feature is rolling out now, so if you've been flustered by the photo frame experience so far, keep an eye on that side menu.

Google Photos
Google Photos
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

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