- Redesigned Memories experience on the Photos app will show more videos, including snippets from longer videos.
- Users can hide specific pictures, people, and time periods from showing up in their Memories.
- Google is rolling out a new feature called Styles which automatically adds graphic art to Memories.
Google Photos app is getting new features, including a redesigned Memories experience, end-to-end cinematic experience, styles, Memory sharing, easy editing tools, and a new collage editor. The update is currently rolling out to Android and iOS users. However, the share memories feature is rolling out only to Android users and will be available for iOS and web users soon.
Google is bringing a redesigned Memories experience to its Photos app that will show more videos, including snippets from longer videos. The Photos app will automatically select and trim the best portion from the long videos. The still images will feel more vibrant with the new subtle zoom feature. Next month, the company will start adding instrumental music to Memories. Users can also hide specific photos, people, and time periods from showing up in their Memories.
Google added cinematic photos visual effects back in 2020, which gives moving, 3D representations of still images shown in Memories. Now the users will notice the full cinematic Memories that transform many still pictures into an end-to-end cinematic experience along with the music. Further, the company is rolling out a new feature called Styles which automatically adds graphic art to Memories. Several designs will be available at launch, including the limited-time styles from featured artists Shantell Martin and Lisa Congdon.
Memories in Google Photos are private and are visible only to the user. However, the company is now rolling out a feature to share the entire Memories with family and friends in a few easy steps. The feature will be available to web and iOS users soon. Google also is adding a host of new creative editing tools to the Google Photos app, including Smart suggestions and Real tone filters.
Alongside this, a new collage editor lets users easily create shareable collages. Users can select photos, design, and rearrange the layout with simple drag-and-drop controls. It is also possible to edit pictures, including adjusting brightness, contrast, or applying filters, right from the collage editor. Pixel and Google One users will also get access to additional editing features, such as Portrait Light, HDR, and over 30 designs.
Google Photos is available for Android and iOS users via Play Store and Apple app store. Users can also access it on the web by visiting photos.google.com.