Google Photos update brings Collage editor, better and shareable Memories
Google is seeding a big update to its Photos app, calling it the biggest update for Memories since the feature's inception in 2020. Google adds that Memories is very popular, netting more than 3.5 billion views per month.
Memories have been redesigned to be more dynamic. A big focus has been placed on videos and Photos will now preselect snippets of longer videos to show you. Still images in Memories are now more immersive thanks to an automatic subtle zooming in or out. Also, you can now share a Memory with another Photos user. The option to share a Memory through a Web link and to iOS is coming soon.
Google notes that you can still choose to omit photos of certain people or time periods from your Memories.
Another way your Memories will be more dynamic is through Cinematic photos - Google Photos generates a moving, 3D model of your image and it will render full end-to-end videos with Cinematic photos.
A much-appreciated feature is the new Collage editor. You can finally edit your collages with different grids, move photos around, and even choose a background, Google calls it Styles, with several designs at launch.
The update should arrive to users gradually.