How to get started with new Photos app on Windows 11

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If you are new to the Photos app, here's everything you need to know to get started.

On Windows 11, Photos is the default app to organize and manage your pictures and videos. The app has previously received a refresh to update the aesthetics for the new version of the operating system. However, Microsoft has released yet another update that further updates the design and makes it easier to view, find, organize, and edit all your media files, whether locally stored on your computer or in the cloud.

The only caveat is that starting with this version, Microsoft is removing the video editing capabilities as the company now wants you to use its Clipchamp app. However, as the company removes legacy features, it's also bringing new ones, such as integration to iCloud in addition to OneDrive to allow iPhone and iPad users to manage their pictures from a single experience.

This guide will help you to get started with the Photos app on Windows 11.
 

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Windows 11 Photos app now integrates with iCloud
What you need to know
  • iCloud Photos now integrates with the Photos app on Windows 11.
  • Support for iCloud Photos ships with an update to the Photos app that is rolling out now through the Microsoft Store.
  • Microsoft expects the app update to reach all Windows 11 PCs by the end of November 2022.
Many people have some combination of an iPhone, iPad, and Windows PC, which makes iCloud support a natural extension of the Photos app on Windows 11.

Microsoft recently shipped a new version of the Photos app to Windows 11. The refreshed app fits in on Windows 11, has a new gallery view, and makes it easier to organize files. We have a guide on "how to get started with new Photos app on Windows 11," that also covers how to use iCloud with the Photos app.
 

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