Gallery Go is Google’s new app for organizing offline photos on your Android phone. Announced this Wednesday (24th), the app is aimed at basic cell phones, as well as others in the Go category, such as Maps Go and YouTube Go. It has simple functions that do not depend on the Internet: image viewer, folder creator, trash can and photo editor with cropping tools and automatic color adjustment.
Unlike Google Photos, which is more complete, the newly launched app does not automatically generate videos, albums and collages or back up media to the cloud. In return, it delivers fast performance and weighs only 10MB. See, in the following lines, how to use the main features of the new gallery app for the smartphone.
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Gallery Go is the new Google gallery app for Android – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
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Step 1. Download Gallery Go on your phone. The application is compatible with Android 8.1 (Oreo) or newer. On the first access, grant permission so that the app can access the photos in the device’s memory and display them on the home screen;
Grant permission for Gallery Go to access your photos – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 2. When opening an item, it is possible to use the «Automatic» function to make a quick adjustment to the image. In «Edit», the app shows buttons to crop and rotate the photo;
Gallery Go has a simple photo editing menu – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 3. Access the “Folders” tab to see the directories in which your media files are organized. Use the menu at the top to create more folders;
Create photo folders using Gallery Go – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 4. Select several photos at once and tap the button with the trash can icon to delete. Photos removed from Gallery Go cannot be recovered later. Tap «Delete» to confirm;
Delete several photos at once in Gallery Go – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 5. There is a shortcut to the prints folder on the home screen. Tap to open and select everything to delete at once and free up space on your smartphone storage;
Only delete prints using Gallery Go – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Step 6. You can also move photos or videos from one folder to another. To do this, select one or more items and select the option «Move to» from the drop-down menu. The app allows you to transport the content to an existing folder or create another one on the fly.
Use Gallery Go to move items between folders on your phone – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
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