Google Photos update adds ability to animate videos, other new features

Great news for those who rely on Google's Photos app to manage their memories caught on camera, as the search giant announced new features have been implemented with the last update. Before going into details, it's worth mentioning that in order to take advantage of all the new features included you won't have to do anything since the app will do everything for you.

One of the highlights of the update is the ability to make animations from videos. While the application could make animations from photos, it couldn't do a similar thing for videos as well. Well, the new update solves this problem, so Google Photos is now able to create short animations that can be easily shared.

The application is automatically searching for a specific segment of a video, in particular those that record activity, in order to created these short animations.

Another improvement delivered by the developers is the option to rediscover older memories of the people in the most recent photos. This will make it easier to search for these memories, especially when you have a large photo library.

Also, Google Photos users should have an easier time looking over the most recent highlights from their pictures. For example, if you take multiple pictures of the same subject that you've also caught on camera a week ago, you will eventually get a card showing you the best pictures from a week ago.

Last but not least, one of the most useful new features included in the update is the ability to set sideways pictures into the right position. You'll be able to do that with the help of a new card that will allow you to rotate pictures.

According to Google, all four new features are now available to all Google Photos users on Android, iOS and the web.

source: Google


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