The Google Photos app for iOS can now apply effects to Apple’s proprietary Harry Potter-like Live Photos and export them as videos or animated GIFs that others can play on any platform. You can also use Google Photos to smooth out shaky video in Live Photos or to create cinematic pans. Other tweaks in the Google Photos app include better album sorting options and the capability to choose a new thumbnail for faces in the People album. Live Photos can be taken only with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and with the soon-to-be-released iPhone 7 models.
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