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How to Edit video in Google Photos App

 How to Edit video in Google Photos App

Android users can finally access Google Photos’ upgraded video editor and its more than 30 new editing tools. The new features were announced back in February and launched first on iOS, and they’re rolling out for Android users starting today.

Unlike some of Google Photos’ other recent feature updates, the new video editor is available for free—no Google One subscription required. It’s also available for Pixel and non-Pixel Android devices alike. It’s rolling out via server-side update and should be available for most users soon, but it may take longer to show up on some devices.

To get started with these new tools, open a video in Google Photos, then tap the “Edit” icon at the bottom of the screen to load the in-app editor.

The new interface separates the available editing tools into four categories selectable from the bottom menu:

Video: Trim your video’s length, mute audio, apply stabilization, and export individual frames as image files.

Crop: Includes crop, rotation, and horizontal adjustment tools.

Adjust: Adjust your brightness, contrast, white point, warmth, tint, skin color, vignette, and more.

Filters: Apply Google Photo’s image filters to your video footage.

More: Includes a “Markup” tool that you can use to draw or write over your clips. 

You can tinker around with the new settings as much as you like. Edited clips are saved as a new file and your changes do not affect the original unedited footage.

The update makes Google Photos much better for editing video, but there are still a few common features missing on both Android and iOS that keep the app from being a comprehensive post-production tool—like combining multiple recordings into a single video, adding transitions, or applying your own audio to clips while editing. Still, the new controls are a massive upgrade over the previous version of Google Photos’ video editing tools, which could only trim, rotate, and stabilize your recordings.


Google Photos' updated video editing tools live for Android users globally

Google has updated the Android app for Google Photos and added improved video editing tools that were previously available exclusively to iOS users. According to an Android Police report, the new editing tools have been rolled out for Google Pixel devices and other Android phones are set to receive them soon. 

The tools seem to have arrived with a service-side update and if you are not able to see the changes on your app, you can try manually updating the Google Photos app on your phone. 

Google had talked about the latest update back in February this year and said that the new video editing tools bring to its users over 30 new controls. These include tools like cropping, filters, colour grading options like altering contrast and brightness, adjusting saturation and more. 

The new editing tools are part of some of the bigger changes that are being made in the Google Photos ecosystem. Google said it is looking to incorporate machine learning-powered editing tools which were previously available only to Pixel users and Google One subscribers.

Google has also said that in June, it will end its unlimited free storage option and will as users to pay for extra storage if they cross the 15GB free storage mark. Though you are getting more storage and some nifty editing tools you now also must pay for extra storage.

As well as announcing that Android users will be getting new video editing tools on iOS, Google also said that some of Android’s editing tools will also be making their way to the Android ecosystem.

The fact that Google is adding these editing tools within the app doesn’t require users to download and install additional video editing software on their phones that ask for access to user data and content on the device which makes the device vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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