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Amazon Photos gets a new look, memories feature, and more

Amazon Photos On Iphone
Amazon Photos On Iphone (Image credit: Amazon)

What you need to know

  • Amazon Photos for iOS has a new look.
  • Additions include a memories feature and more.

Amazon Photos for iOS has a new update that brings with it a new look and a raft of new features that include a big new memories offering, making it easier to see photos from the past, right when you need them most.

Announced via a blog post, the new update is also now available in the App Store for those who already have it installed. Everyone who doesn't can go install it afresh (opens in new tab) now.

With the new app isntalled people will first notice a simplified home screen, making the app easier to navigate overall.

Easily access your photos, customized slideshows, and account information: Now all within thumb's reach. Experience easier maneuverability on mobile and photo memories you can surface at the speed of thought.

Amazon has also added a new memories implementation that delivers slide shows and more using old photos from your collection.

Customized slideshows provide regular access to photo memories. See a daily feed for your memories including today's date in years past, special trips, moments together, season's highlights, and randomized daily shuffles designed to surprise and delight.

All of that and more is detailed in the announcement post and the update makes Amazon Photos better than ever. Is it the best iPhone app for storing photos? I'm not so sure about that, but it's getting better and that's great news for everyone. Competition makes iCloud Photos better in the long run, after all!

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.