New Update Microsoft quietly updated its Photos app for Insiders to add image background edit features


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Nov 10, 2017

In the past, Microsoft alerted people on the Windows Insider Program on major changes to not only Windows 11 but also to Windows 11 based apps like Paint, Photos, and more. Sometime week, Microsoft slipped in an update to its Photos app that added a fairly major new feature.

As spotted this weekend by Windows enthusiast "PhantomOcean3" on his X (formerly Twitter) account, the new 2023.11110.8002.0 version of the Photos app now has the ability to remove and replace the background image of photos.

The app now has a new icon on the right-hand side of the top menu that has a human figure and some lines in the background. Click on that icon and you are taken to the image background edit screen. You have three options: blur the background in the image, remove it, or replace it

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