Now that the Google Photos, a storage service that allows users to make a back up, organize and search across all your photos and videos, has starting today rolled out a notable update for iPhone owners and that is, it has added full support to view Live Photos on iOS devices even after they are deleted from the Camera roll of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The iOS Google Photos app finally supports Live Photos, the animated photo format introduced with iOS 9 firmware and with the current heros. All that means, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users now be able to store, view and organize your Live Photos in the Photos app, even, as aforementioned, removed from the saved list of camera roll on your device.
Once you’ve uploaded Live Photos to Google Photos on iOS, you will be able to Force Touch on the image in order to see them animate, just as you could when viewing them from the native Photo Gallery. Images that are also designated with the “Live Photos” icon on top of the screen, and you know they are not just a static image.
Important to note is that, if you download the stored Live Photo from Google Photos back to your device – such as through iCloud Photo Sharing – it is no longer animate. Nevertheless, if you save a backed-up Live Phto to the Camera Roll, it should then still be playable in the Apple Photos app.
After introduced by Tumblr and Facebook, Google Photos is the third-party service to add support for a specialized image format by Apple. First two social networking sites allow users to post and share Live Photos on their channels.
The latest version of Google Photos iOS app in addition to Live Photos, also introduces a new add navigation that said will reduce the time it takes “flapping hamburger menus.” The app that will reduce its cache usage when your iOS device is low on space.
You can get the new Google Photos app for iOS download link directly from the iTunes App Store from here, and it’s available for free.
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