How to quickly find screenshots in Google Photos

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Don’t you hate when you need an image immediately, but it’s buried deep within your library? There’s a handy new shortcut for Google Photos that eliminates the hassle of digging around looking for screenshots. It should appear automatically, but if it doesn’t, you need to carry out a few extra steps to get it. Here’s how you can quickly find screenshots in Google Photos.

How to quickly find screenshots in Google Photos

  1. Open Google Play Store on your Android phone.
  2. Search for Google Photos.
  3. Update Google Photos to version

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  4. Open Google Photos after updating to check if screenshots appear at the top.
  5. If you don’t see the shortcut, take a screenshot.
  6. Open Google Photos again and you will see the screenshots shortcut on top of your gallery.

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The screenshots shortcut appears automatically once you have updated Google Photos. Note that your Google Photos app must be on version to get it, though. Google started rolling out the screenshots shortcut on November 19, 2021, so it’s possible that some phones may not have gotten it yet. In that case, there’s nothing to do but wait until your phone receives the feature.

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