Windows 11 Introduces Photo Gallery Into File Explorer

/ 1 year ago
Windows 11

Microsoft has introduced a major new feature to file explorer in the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23434 which brings a photo gallery to Explorer.

File Explorer Photo Gallery

This latest addition to the Insider Preview for Windows 11 introduces a photo gallery feature to file explorer which is designed to make it easy to access your photo collection. The gallery utilises the same layout as what you would see in ‘all photos’ view in the photos app. The gallery is optimized for accessing your most recently taken photos including those from your phone through OneDrive camera roll backup. File Explorer also allows you to add subfolders to filter and sort your photos.

Other Changes and Improvements

Alongside the keynote feature of this build are several other changes and improvements to the Windows 11 operating system.

  • Start Menu Harassment: Microsoft is continuing to experiment with badging on the start menu which pesters you about the benefits of signing in with a Microsoft account as opposed to a local user account.
  • Pizza Icon in File Explorer: Windows Insiders will see a ‘pizza’ icon in the command bar within File Explorer which denotes that an Insider is previewing the Windows App SDK version of File Explorer.
  • Improvements With Narrator and Chinese Characters: The narrator is now capable of confidently reading traditional Chinese characters.
  • Presence Sensor Privacy Settings: New presence sensor privacy settings and APIs which allow you to manage your privacy and block certain apps from accessing these sensors.

The gallery is a nice addition for the file explorer and the other changes, well they aren’t too interesting. You can read the full blogpost from Microsoft here.

What do you think of the File Explorer Gallery? Let us know in the comments.

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