Google Photos Debuts Create-Your-Own Themed Movies
Google today added the ability for people to craft their own themed movies in Google Photos. Google Photos' themed movies assemble photos of people, places, pets, or events and stitches them together — complete with soundtrack — into a shareable montage. Google Photos has been able to create these themed movies automatically through its Assistant since last year, but Photos now lets people put together their own movies. There are a number of pre-configured themes centered on kids, cats, dogs, selfies, and holidays such as Valentine's Day. The create-your-own themed movies are available online and from mobile devices. Google Photos continues to offer Photo Books for printing memories and shared libraries for commingling photos with friends and family. Google Photos is free to use online, and the mobile app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
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