Google Photos now creates shareable GIFs from your videos

Google Photos now creates shareable GIFs from your videos

Google has updated its Photos service with a bunch of small but neat new features made by possible by its machine learning tech – most notably, the ability to automatically generate GIFs from your uploaded videos.

Upload videos to the app from your desktop or Android/iOS device and Photos will create short looping GIFs of notable moments from your clips, which you can then share through your preferred social networks and messaging services.

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Google says its AI looks for ‘segments that capture activity — a jump into the pool, or even just an adorable smile’ to create GIF you’ll enjoy. It’s a neat addition to the app, which was already capable of stitching together burst photos into animations.

That’s not all: From time to time, Photos will surface old pictures of people in your most recent uploads, as well as ‘highlights’ from each month.

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The app will also identify photos that you captured sideways and display them in a card, so you can choose to fix them all at once with a single tap.

The new features are now available on Photos’ Web, Android and iOS apps.

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