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iOS 9 Adds Dedicated Folders for Screenshots, Selfies

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As promised by Eddy Cue last week, iOS 9 beta 3 was pushed out today by Apple and packed a major surprise feature you’ll enjoy (via The Verge).

Alongside adding support for the recently released Apple Music, iOS 9 beta 3 brings major enhancements to the Photos app: a separate folder for screenshots and another one for selfies. The screenshots folder is a most welcome feature (thank you, Apple!) for everyone (like myself) who takes many screenshots with his or her iPhone.

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Now, besides the screenshots folder, Apple has added another dedicated folder for selfies — without explaining whether this means any special face detection is in the works. More likely is that the folder will be for pictures taken with the front-facing camera, which obviously have lower quality than the ones taken with the 8 MP rear camera.

Of course, we are talking about a beta release here, so changes will happen down the road, but hopefully Apple will keep at least the screenshots folder when the final version of iOS 9 is pushed out.

Image credit: Ben Hamblin

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