Google has updated the Google Photos Android app with new editing features. The new editing features allow one to draw, highlight and add test on top of photos.

We’re excited to announce some new editing features rolling out on the Google Photos Android app, starting today.  Now you can draw, highlight, or add text on top of your photos. See here to learn more.

Google has described the new editing features in some detail and has also shared how to use them.

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Open the photo you want to edit.
  3. Tap Edit Editand thenMarkup Gesture Black.
    • To draw, tap Pen Pen .
    • To add highlights, tap Highlight Highlighter.
    • To add text on top of a photo, tap Text Text . To move the text box around, touch and hold, then drag.

Tip: Depending on your device, you may find ExtensionsApps Extensioninstead of Markup Gesture Black. To access these features, tap Extensions Apps Extensionand thenMarkup Gesture Black.

  1. When you  are finished, tap Done.
  2. To save a copy of the photo with your edits, then at the top right, tap Save as copy.

When you draw, highlight, or write on top of a motion photo to share with others, make sure the parts of the photo you’ve drawn over stay hidden when motion is on.

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