Update to Google Photos Adds Album Editing Features
Google today pushed out a modest update to the Google Photos app for Android devices and it brings with it several new functions. To start, Google Photos can now recognize animations created by the Google Camera app (think GIFs). Thanks to the update, users can now: log into Google Photos from Google Plus pages; reorder photos within individual albums; trim video clips to be included in movies; and enjoy the new timeline user interface for movie editing. The Google Plus compatibility is especially helpful to those who manage Google Plus pages. Google Photos for Android is free to download from the Play Store.
Apple Overhauls Clips App to Take Advantage of iPhone X TrueDepth Camera
Nov 9, 2017
Apple today released an updated version of its Clips video application with new and fun tools to improve both the experience of using the app and the end results. The most exciting addition is Selfie Scenes, which takes advantage of the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X to place the user inside a 360-degree, animated scene when recording selfies.
Facebook Brings GIFs to Comments
Jun 15, 2017
Facebook today made it possible to share GIFs within comment threads on posts. Facebook Messenger has supported GIFs for some time; in fact, people share 25,000 GIFs in Messenger every minute, totaling some 13 billion GIFs in 2016.
Facebook Wants Albums to Become Destinations
Jun 1, 2017
Facebook is rolling out a change to its Albums tool in order to make them more social. Moving forward, Albums can store not only photos, but also videos, news stories, status updates, location check-ins, and more.
Google Further Automates Photos' Creative Powers
Mar 22, 2016
Google is improving its Google Photos service by boosting the product's ability to automatically create and annotate albums. Google says Photos will suggest new albums, featuring the best shots, after events/trips are synced online.
Apple's New Clips App Offers a Fun Way to Create Videos
Mar 21, 2017
Apple today announced Clips, an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets people piece together photos, videos, and music for sharing on social networks. One of the core features is called Live Titles, which lets people create animated captions by using their voice, rather than typing.