Microsoft has been teasing its new windows 11 photos app for some time now and those who are avid tech followers would have seen that by now.
The new photos app comes with a new user interface along with improved functionality. Microsoft has already begun rolling out the new photos app to the member of the windows 11 insiders program.
If you are facing this kind of issue and you cannot wait for Microsoft to roll out the app until your turn, you can get the app and install it yourself on your computer.
This article is a guide on how you can download the new windows 11 photos app and install it on your computer. Let us look at the steps below to see how we can get that done easily and quickly.
Windows 11 Photos App Features
Before we look at how to get the app, let us first look at some of its features.
1. You will notice that the app has good looking rounded corners
2. It has a dedicated menu for all categories like video editor, folders, people, albums, and collections
3. You will see a floating toolbar when you open an image with the app. This floating toolbar has quick controls
How To Install The Windows 11 Photos App
There are two ways to get this done and we will be looking at both methods shortly.
From The Microsoft Store
With this method, you will be updating the photos app on your computer through the Microsoft store.
Before we begin, you should be made aware that it is not every computer that may get the update. So if you see that you cannot get the update in the Microsoft store, do not worry.
The second method which we will discuss shortly will be the one you should use. Let us get to the first method. Please follow the steps below.
1. Open the Microsoft store on your computer
2. Click on the three dots and click on ‘downloads and updates
3. Click on the ‘get updates’ button
4. Choose the Microsoft photos app and click on update
You are done. It is as simple it looks. Before starting this update download, please make sure that you have enough data bundle to facilitate the download of the update so it does not stop midway because you run out of the bundle.
Now lets us look at the second method.
Downloading Windows 11 Photos App
A developer known as Gustave Monce has been able to extract the link of the photos of the windows app package from the Microsoft store so that it can be downloaded. Bad news though. That link does not work anymore but I got good news too. The file has been mirrored by Deskmodder so you can still get it.
1. Download the app package file from the net first
2. Install the app. If you already have the Microsoft photos app, you will click on the update
3. After installing the app, click on the launch button to open the app
And that is all you have to do to get the new windows 11 photos app with the new UI and improved functionality on your Windows 11 computer.
These steps are really simple to follow and easy to execute. So this guide was about how to get the new windows 11 photos app on your computer.
I am sure that you can follow the steps easily. Make sure to leave a comment and alike.