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Google Photos on Android allows users to create animations offline


Google Photos for Android now lets you create animations without a working internet connection.

12th Nov., 2016, Red Newswire/-

The massively popular photo storage and editing platform, Google Photos hit 200 million monthly active users this past May. Since then, and even before that, the company has been hard at work trying to enhance the user experience. A part of this is to provide features and services offline, which the web giant has been all in for.

Google Photos’ latest update on Android now allows users to build animations inside the app even when they don’t have a working internet connection. In case you are in a no coverage area, or your WiFi isn’t working, just open up the app and head to the Assistant tab. Here, tap on the “Create new animation” button at the top and select the pictures you want.

You can either select between 2 to 50 individual photos or just select a timeframe and the app will do the rest. After this, just hit “Create” and wait for the app to process. Once it’s done, you’ll have a locally stored animation that will get backed up to Google’s cloud as soon as you connect to the internet.

There are still a few things to keep in mind, though. Photos doesn’t locally store all the pictures and videos you take. This means that some files may how previews but will not actually be present for processing. In case you select such pictures, the app will say, “To make an animation, either choose photos currently stored on your device or connect to Wi-Fi.”

All this and a lot more is available in the latest version of Google Photos for Android. To get this app, or update your existing one, head right here.

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