Google Photos News 4.53
In the 4.53 version of Google Photos, some strings of code have been found that change the behavior of the application as regards the backup management of images and videos coming from instant messaging applications, and the function of autoplay for videos and photos on the app home screen.
Google explicitly refers to the possibility of disable backup coming from the download folders of the multimedia files for the instant messaging applications installed on the smartphone. During COVID-19 people are more likely to share photos and videos, which could have a deleterious impact on the storage of their terminal and the space available on Google Photos.
In addition to this feature, the Google development team will allow users to disable autoplay of photos and videos while scrolling in the general timeline of the application. It seems that the function has not been much appreciated by the user base and Google wants to make its users decide for which types of content they want to activate / deactivate autoplay.
Finally, how discovered from Jane Manchun Wong during the classic operations of reverse engineering, you will soon be able to set up your Google Account profile photo from Google Photos.
How to update Google Photos
The update to Google Photos 4.53 is currently being propagated on the Play Store. If you do not yet have the update notification after plugging the badge of the app below, you can proceed with the manual installation of the APK by clicking this APK Mirror link.