Google Home, the companion app to Google’s smart home products, is changing the way users interact with images in the app and on Nest Hub devices. 9to5Google first noticed the changes, which include a renewed photo frame settings menu.
Now, when you use Google Home to switch the viewed album while your Nest Hub is idle, you will see a carousel-like user interface that allows you to choose from selected groups of photos, categorized as “Select Family and Friends.” “Recent Highlights” and “Favorites” 9to5Google reports. Scroll past it and you will be able to see all the albums you have created.
A preview window will appear at the bottom of the page, and you can swipe through the preview carousel to see what your photos will look like when viewed on your Nest Hub. 9to5Google also notes that the time and weather are displayed in the lower left corner of the preview window on iOS, but only the image is displayed on Android.
In addition to the new photo frame settings, 9to5Google also reports that the Nest Hub may get a new dial option that includes the beloved Weather Frog. Also known as Froggy, the character first became available on Nest Hub as a viewing option, showing time along with an animated depiction of current weather conditions.
9to5Google found that there is a new option in the Photo Frame menu, called Google Weather Frog, and its description on the app suggests that you will be able to display Froggy along with the weather conditions and your photos. The feature appears to be unfinished, so it’s still unclear how Froggy can interact with your photos once it’s officially released.