Google Photos gets Live Photos support for iOS

Google Photos is adding an important feature on iOS with the latest update. The iPhone and iPad app for Google Photos now supports Live Photos, a feature Apple rolled out along with the 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices.

Google Photos iOS

The update bumps the app to version 1.8.0 and adds the ability for users to view and back up Live Photos which captures sound and motion just before and after a still photo is captured. Besides Live Photos, Google Photos also gets support for iOS 9’s Split View feature for multitasking which will enable you to use Google Photos side-by-side with other apps that support Split View on the iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.

Google Photos which hit 100 million user mark in October last year has been updating its Android and iOS apps with new features and improvements. In December last year, Google Photos added support for shared albums while the iOS got private labeling and enhanced performance.

Key features of Google Photos v 1.0.8

• Improved app navigation, so you can spend less time flipping hamburger menus
• Back up and view Live Photos
• Reduced cache usage when your device is low on space

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Author: Sneha Bokil

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