Google Photos app now allows users to save Motion Photos as GIFs and Videos

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 8 Mar 2018
Google Photos app now allows users to save Motion Photos as GIFs and Videos
  • Users can access the feature from the three-dot menu of the Google Photos image viewer. Tapping on Export in the menu will save the Motion Image as a GIF or video.

Google Photos app now comes with a new feature, which allows users to save their Motion Photos as GIFs and videos. The new feature can be accessed by tapping on the three-dot menu in Photos' image viewer and choosing Export. Then, a user can save the Motion Photos as a video, GIF or a still image. The feature was first reported by a Redditor who said that a created GIF takes up more space than one would expect and GIFs produced from Motion Photos are comparatively larger in size.


The Google Photos app for Android was also recently updated with the Google Lens feature, which allows for recognition of places, objects and images. The feature was earlier available only for the company’s Pixel smartphones but is now available for all and is also coming soon to iOS. One can currently use the Google Lens feature for identifying various objects like books, movies, landmarks, text, art, and barcodes, and it also lets users connect to a Wi-Fi network by scanning the password on the rear of a router.

Samsung also has its own version of Google Lens called Bixby Vision. It was announced at the Galaxy S8 launch and works within the smartphone’s camera app for recognising whatever the camera is pointing at and providing information on it. Speaking of Samsung’s Galaxy series lineup, the company has recently launched its Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones in India. 

The smartphones will go on sale starting March 16 and the pre-registrations for them are currently underway. The 64GB model of the Galaxy S9 is priced at Rs 57,900, whereas its 256GB variant will cost Rs 65,900. The Galaxy S9 Plus will cost Rs 64,900 and Rs 72,900 for the 64GB and 256GB variants respectively. You can read more about the smartphones in our first impressions here and some pertinent announcements which the company made during their launch here.

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