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Windows 11 Photos app marches one step closer to general release

New Photos App
New Photos App (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's new Photos app is rolling out to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels.
  • The Photos app is one of Microsoft's many apps that will receive an upgrade with Windows 11.
  • The app has a carousel view, the option to select multiple images, and lets people view photos side-by-side.

With the release of Windows 11, Microsoft will roll out revamped versions of several applications, including Paint and the Photos app. Some Dev Channel Insiders received the new version of the Photos app earlier this month. Now, the latest version of the app is rolling out to the Beta and Release Preview channels.

Microsoft MVP Richard Hay spotted the new version of the Photos app in the Beta and Release Preview channels.

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Microsoft's Panos Panay teased the new Photos app earlier this month. We got a closer look at the app when it started shipping to Dev Channel Insiders.

The new Photos app has a refreshed look that lines up with Windows 11, including rounded corners and the Mica theme. It also has a carousel view, the option to select multiple images, and the ability to view photos side-by-side. The Photos app also mentions extensions from the Microsoft Store that will let people "edit photos like a pro."

Windows 11 starts shipping next month, so people won't have to wait that long to try out the improved Photos app. If you don't want to wait until October 5, 2021 to get Microsoft's new operating system, you can upgrade to Windows 11 right now.