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Google Photos for iOS gets updated with Live Photos-centric features

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Earlier in June, Google released an app called Motion Stills on iOS that focused on enhancements to Live Photos. Although the features of the app were fairly good, it didn’t become all that popular. Today, Google is bringing in all the features of Motion Stills to its Photos app for iOS to reach a larger audience.

Motion Stills brought in a handful of features that could allow users to play with their Live Photos. The features worked with rendering and advanced stabilization technology to make your animated photos Livelier. But unfortunately, the app didn’t quite make it onto many iOS devices. In fact, the app stands in at a painful #717 rank on the App Store in the “Photo & Video”.

Meanwhile, Google Photos ranks #7 on that list and the #67 free app overall. So, it’s actually a great move by Google to bring the awesome features to the app.

With the new features, users will be able to make their Live Photos smoother and more shareable in just a tap. The app will allow users to freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans. These new capabilities will surely make Live Photos more beautiful.

These Photos can then be converted to a looping video so that you can share them with anyone.

The app will now also allow users to sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added. The fun doesn’t end there, you can now even choose a new thumbnail for faces in the People section. Apparently, the last feature was a popular request from the app’s users.

While that’s great new for Apple users, Google isn’t abandoning its own user base by anyway. According to the tech giant, all these features will be brought into Android later this year. The service is also going live for web today.

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