I take a lot of screenshots with my iPhone. Sometimes it’seasier than trying to copy-and-paste large blocks of text— it’s certainly quicker. It’s also confused the hell out ofmy Google Photos album, given that screenshots make up probably 70percent of my collection.
It looks like my (secular) prayers have been answered. With iOS9 beta 3 out today, several developers have taken to Twitter tocall out what might be iOS 9’s best new feature — a separate folderfor screenshots.
There’s also a folder for selfies as well, but it’s not clear ifthere’s any special detection going on or if it’s just “picturestaken from the front-facing camera (because why else would you useit except for selfies)."
There’s no guarantee that this will make the final, official iOS9 release, but I hope the addition is permanent — we’ve tried third-party solutions before, but somethingbuilt-in would be decidedly cleaner. A public beta is expectedlater this month, and I know it’s probably ill-advised to put betasoftware on my main device, but dammit, I need this.
I think our social media guru Sam Sheffer needs it, too. Here’syesterday before the release:
And here’s today:
Settle down, Sam.