Google Photos v3.11 reveals Suggested Actions for Archive, and a new Backup Promo Banner [APK Teardown]

google photos 3.11 apk teardown

Google is rolling out an update to their Photos Android app, that gives it a bump from version 3.10 to 3.11. (full version is, BTW). This is a small upgrade of course, but while we didn’t notice any visible changes in the app’s UI and options on 3.11, its teardown does reveal a few new upcoming features.

Let’s check out what the ‘APK Teardown’ of Google Photos 3.11 has in store for us.

About APK Teardown

Well, a teardown is based on code we find buried within an APK of an app, which we look upon to speculate features that may or may not become official in future. So, do not take these features as granted to come soon officially in any way, as this is merely a rumor, although based off something official.

Suggested Actions: Archive

Google may be pondering over giving you an option to Archive photos and videos, may have a kind-of new UI for this, and this all seems to be part of Suggested Actions. Is this AI-based trick? Well, it could be. Suggested stuff could be based on your usage activity, and Photos app may pick up photos and videos that you might not want to check out in library, so it could suggest you to archive them.

The code below suggests the text you’d see for this option, along with other options to dismiss the suggested action itself, or undo the archive action, and the like.

<string name=”photos_suggestedactions_archive_action_dismiss_toast_text”>Dismiss coming soon!</string>
<string name=”photos_suggestedactions_archive_action_label”>Archive</string>
<string name=”photos_suggestedactions_archive_dialog_archive”>Archive photo</string>
<string name=”photos_suggestedactions_archive_dialog_no_thanks”>No thanks</string>
<string name=”photos_suggestedactions_archive_dialog_text”>”Hide photos in your library that you don’t want to see, like screenshots or receipts.
You’ll still see them in albums, search results &amp; your Archive.“</string>
<string name=”photos_suggestedactions_archive_dialog_title”>Archive this photo?</string>

New backup promo banner

Google’s calling this new thing as better backup promo. Google’s backup options are pretty solid, something that you won’t find anywhere else given the stuff like unlimited storage, the ability to search your backed up photos and videos by name, location, etc.

So, it does deserve to be highlighted pretty well, and that’s what the new Backup promo looks to be all about. We’re not seeing this in action just yet. Here’s all the code that Google’s new backup promo scheme as in v3.11 of Google Photos app.

<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_get_started_button”>Get started</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_not_now_button”>Not now</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_privacy_promo_message”>Your photos will be secure &amp; private to you</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_privacy_promo_title”>Safely back up your photos</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_search_promo_message”>Your photos will be auto-organized &amp; searchable when you turn on backup</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_search_promo_title”>Find photos faster</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_storage_promo_message”>Get free unlimited storage in high quality for photos & videos</string>
<string name=”photos_devicesetup_betterbackuppromo_storage_promo_title”>Back up your photos for free</string>

So, that would be it. We would let you know more as it comes our way.

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