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Google Photos for iOS updated with support for Live Photos and Split View

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Google Photos for iOS updated with support for Live Photos and Split View
Google today updated its Photos app for iOS to version 1.8.0, bringing support for two important features to iPhone and iPad users.

First of all, Google Photos for iOS now supports viewing an backing up Live Photos. As you may know, Live Photos debuted on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, basically bringing images to life by capturing a few seconds before and after you shoot a photo - thus, a Live Photo is a moving image (sound included).

The second important feature that the updated Google Photos app supports is Split View - this will let iPad owners use the application side by side with other apps, as long as their iPad runs iOS 9.0 or later (since Split View isn't included in older iterations of the OS).

The latest version of Google Photos for iOS also includes performance enhancements, improved menu navigation, reduced cached usage (for the times when you're low on space), and native support for iPad Pro. As always, Google Photos is free to download from the Apple App Store - check out the iTunes download link below.

source: iTunes via 9to5Google

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posted on 07 Mar 2016, 16:55

1. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Does this app work the same as it does on an android? Like backing up photos automatically?

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 20:03

2. PersianHobo (Posts: 69; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

yes except the app has to be open or open in background to work. so if you swipe up and close it, then it won't do anything until you open it again which is annoying...but that's the con with ios with any app in general

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 20:59 1

3. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

At least it lessens the chance of the app keeping the phone awake as most Google programs are doing on Android. I'm still pissed with the wakelocks caused by Google PlayServices/ Google Services/ Chrome.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 22:21

4. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

I control all of those via Privacy Guard that came with my OnePlus One...

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