Soon, you’ll be able to view your iCloud photo collections directly with the Microsoft Photos app included with the Windows 11 operating system.
Already in testing with Windows 11 users enrolled in the Windows Insiders program, the new version of the Photos app supports iCloud sign-in for viewing photos taken with iPhones.
Soon, iPhone owners who also own a Windows 11 PC will be able to view their photo collections directly on their monitor screen, without having to manually download them from their iCloud account.
So once you’re logged into your Apple account, your newly taken photos will automatically sync between your PC and your iPhone/iPad:
“The Microsoft Photos app lets you view, organize, and share photos from your computer and OneDrive, and with this update, you’ll be able to add and access iCloud photos directly from the app. These will appear alongside photos from other sources, organized in the new “All Photos” interface, as well as on a dedicated page you can access from the side navigation panel.”
Microsoft’s new version comes with an improved, easier-to-use interface, but removes the built-in video editor, with that functionality “handed over” to another Windows 11 app.