Google is now tweaking up its Photos application’s Memories future in order to better display the most cherished pictures taken on your smartphone.
The new redesign now features interactions, memory types, and memory sharing. Other updates include a new collage editor and Styles feature which helps in curating images.
Also, videos are getting more of a spotlight within the remodeled Memories interface with the Google Photos application auto-selecting and trimming down longer footage in order to focus on key moments.
Meanwhile, still images will have a subtle zoom effect applied and it’s different from the full-dynamic zoom featured on Cinematic Photos.
Another small update that is expected to be seen later is the ability to swipe up or down in order to move between Memories apart from the currently-existing left/right tap navigation.
In fact, the app will also merge multiple still photos together in order to create a “Full Cinematic Memory” that pairs the dynamic 3D zoom from Cinematic photos with music instrumental that plays behind previews.
Samsung Gallery software also does something similar to this where the software automatically creates a collage by pairing multiple images that look similar. It also creates “Stories” that can be easily shared directly to your social media account.
In the case of Google Photos, the search giant says that music instrumental will be added to other Memories as a separate feature starting next month.
Both iOS and Android users will be getting the new collage editor which is being released today. The feature will allow an easy drag-and-drop capability into a layout of the user’s choice and can share the collage in one tap.
Those who use Google One and Pixel smartphones will be getting additional features including Portrait Light and HDR.
There will also be a new “Styles” feature inspired by Scrapbooks that will automatically apply graphic art to memories in order to make them more interesting. This feature is also part of the ones that will be rolled out today.
Another thing worth mentioning is that friends and family will now be able to access shared Memories within Google Photos on any device.
Android users will be getting the feature as well today while iOS and Web platforms will be coming soon.