The app, called Google Photos, will initially be launched on Android and will be followed on iOS too. It may be launched on the web too at, VentureBeat reported.

Just like in Google+, the app lets users search - such as for specific people and objects - back up your photos automatically, and manage your photos.

Users can view their photos by day or month, as well as in a "comfortable view" which shows photos by day in a staggered grid. The app also supports the ability to pinch your way into photos, swipe out of them, and even drag to select multiple photos too.

In addition to the existing feature set, it lets users create albums, movies, stories, animations and collages. The editing interface has also been revamped. In addition to the usual still filters and adjustments, the cropping interface has a new rotation wheel and now snaps to various aspect ratios.

The new app includes photo and video link sharing with privacy controls.