Managing your Google Images on your Chromebook will soon be much simpler as Google is focusing on incorporating Google Photos into the Chrome OS file manager. Right now, Chrome OS users have to manually copy their images from Google Photos and then sort them into their file manager, which is as tiring as it can be. Many users have talked about this in the past, and it looks like Google actually seems to have noticed this counter-intuitive path that Chrome OS users need to take to view their images.
Android Police have found several recent commits to Chromium Gerrit that indicate that Google is working extensively to incorporate Google Images into the file manager’s browser, enabling users to easily view their uploaded photos right from inside the file manager.
Further digging through the code by Android Police reveals that integration would allow users to search and pick their recently posted images right from the file manager. The Google Photos shortcut will appear on the navigation pane after the user downloads the software on their ChromeOS computer.
As exciting as this update is for Chrome OS users, there’s no guarantee that Google can integrate these commits into the Chromium source code and transform the feature into existence. If and when Google actually decides to ship the functionality to Chrome OS, we’ll be sure to let you know.