I woke up this morning to the news that Google has just released a new screensaver for macOS users called Google Featured Photos. If you’re in need for a new Mac screensaver, it’s time to try these beautiful pictures that get uploaded from Google+ to your lovely desktop.
As explained by Google, besides the obvious that the company wants you to have better wallpaper, they also encourage people to join the Google+ Create program as well. Since the Featured Photos app takes photos uploaded to Google+ and save them as your wallpaper, you should definitely showcase your photography skills by uploading on publicly on Google+.
Enough of that, moving on the more important thing. I recently installed the app, and now I’m having this problem:
You can not use the Google Featured Photos screen saver with this version of macOS. Please contact the vendor to get a newer version of the screen saver.
This seems like a serious issue to some people. Why?
- They have met the minimum requirement to install Featured Photos
- Their Mac computer is running on the latest macOS version (that’s even better right?)
For a handful, either way of these still isn’t enough for the screen saver to work.
How can we fix this?
I don’t’ know about you guys, but I quickly uninstalled the application. Restart my computer, and then I download the app directly from this link.
It struck me that earlier I downloaded Google’s Featured Photos from somewhere else (on a different website) other than the Google+ page. I think that’s the reason why I see the error message.
If Featured Photos is saying that you need a newer version, click on the link above and re-download the app. That should work for you.
What to do after?
Once you reinstalled Featured Photos, do this:
- Double-click on the .dmg from your Downloads folder
- Look for the file “Google Featured Photos.saver” and double-click on it
- Go to System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver
- Choose Google Featured Photos from the left-hand side.
I hope that help and do share your favorite screen saver below.