The updated Photos app finally reaches Windows 11 insiders

Microsoft is now releasing the updated Photos app to Insiders running Windows 11. The company traditionally does a gradual roll-out, so not everyone is getting the app right now. However, the good news is that you can just directly get the app from Microsoft's servers and enjoy it.

Microsoft ships with the Photos app pre-installed with Windows 10 and Windows 11. The goal is to replace the classic Windows Photo Viewer with a modern app. The app is notable for tight integration with Microsoft's very own cloud solution, OneDrive. 

The new version of "Photos" is able to simultaneously view multiple images at once. Also, when viewing photos, a list of recent image thumbnails will appear at the bottom of the window. Finally, it features an overhaul of the user interface.

Download Windows 11 Photos app

  1. Click on this link to download the appx file.
  2. Once downloaded, double-click it and follow instructions on the screen.Windows 11 Photos Update
  3. The app will be updated to the most recent version.

You will find the updated toolbar, the restyled controls, along with a grid of previews of images from the same folder.

Here are some screenshots.

Windows 11 Photos Recent VersionWindows 11 Photos Recent Version 3Windows 11 Photos Recent Version 2

We have no information on when exactly Microsoft will make this Photos version available to everyone via the Store. Actually, that shouldn't take long for the company. Thanks to deskmodder for the link.

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