Microsoft is rolling out new updates to its OneDrive image and file storage service. It includes a way for people to quickly identify and find any images taken from the Pokémon Go game.


In a blog post: Microsoft stated:

A lot of players take screenshots of their captured Pokémon to show off to their friends—both digitally and in person. We had to make it easier for you to find all your Pokémon screenshots, so we went to work and partnered with Microsoft Research to bring a Pokémon detector to OneDrive. When you have the OneDrive app on your phone and camera upload is turned on, the screenshots you take from the game are automatically saved to OneDrive and 150 Pokémon are identified for your searching and viewing pleasure. You can also search for your favorite Pokémon by name.


Microsoft is also adding a feature that automatically creates a photo album in a OneDrive account:

OneDrive detects whenever you take a few photos in a short period of time, in a particular location. The highest quality photos are then selected and put into an album. You are even notified when they're ready to view and share on, in our mobile apps or via the Windows 10 Photos app. In addition, to celebrate all of the fun stuff you do over the weekend, on Monday morning albums from your weekend photos are automatically created.

In addition, Microsoft has added search in OneDrive's "All photos" view, along with dedicated view for folders that contain many images. There's also a new "On this day" view in OneDrive accounts:

We love discovering photos we've taken in the past, and this view updates every day with images you have taken over the years on that same day. It's a great way to relive birthdays or anniversaries or to remember old family vacations.