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An update to the Windows 10 Photos app makes it easier to manage OneDrive images

Photos app Windows 10
Photos app Windows 10 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Windows 10 Photos app now has a OneDrive icon that takes you straight to the OneDrive integration settings.
  • This new icon allows you to manage what items are displayed in your Photos app quickly.
  • It also displays how much of your OneDrive storage is full.

The Windows 10 Photos app has a new option that makes it easier to manage the app's integration with OneDrive (via WindowsUnited). The app now shows an icon that takes you directly to the settings related to OneDrive. You can still access the same settings through the Settings section of the app, but the new icon makes it a bit easier and allows you to access them faster.

The Windows 10 Photos app can display contents from your OneDrive. You can select which folders you'd like displayed within the app. For example, you could select to show a folder full of photos from your smartphone but not display a folder full of saved screenshots. The same section also displays how much of your OneDrive storage is full.

The new icon does not appear on our version of the Windows 10 Photos app, so there's a chance this is a limited rollout or that it's restricted to people in certain Insider rings.

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  • What version number is this? Is this for Fast Ring only? Basic stuff, guys, good to know.
  • I clarified in the article that it didn't appear in our testing and that it could be limited to specific rings. Windows United did not specify and I don't have it on my system so I couldn't state a version number.
  • Would love this to be for the general "photos" release. I have no idea why it scans all of my OneDrive folders for images that I really don't need to display in the photos app in the first place. Screenshots, icons, etc are all stored elsewhere, but things saved in Photos or the old Skydrive camera Roll folders make sense to include by default and let us add in others later. Guess I'll find out soon whether it's GA or limited to preview rings.
  • The only thing that has changed is that there is a button on the title bar for these settings now (I don't have it), the settings themselves have been available since years (as early as 2015 even, I think).
  • By the way, am I the only one for who the collapsible top row of tiles has disappeared entirely? I can see it on the screenshot from WindowsUnited but it's been gone for me for months.