Google Photos now support Live Photos on iOS

Google Photos the photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google has rolled out an update on iOS. The company announced in a tweet that latest version of the Google Photos iOS app introduces support for Live Photos. Now, it will allow users to back up and view Live Photos taken with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. That means you’ll now be able to store, view and organize your Live Photos in the Google Photos app, even after they have been deleted from your device. The latest update is available on the iTunes App Store.

Once, Live Photos have been uploaded to Google Photos, users will be able to see them and animate on force touch the same way as it works in Gallery on iOS device. The latest version of the Google Photos iOS app also introduces new app navigation which is called “flipping hamburger menus.” As, per Google this feature will reduce the time it takes as the app will reduce its cache usage when your iOS device is low on space. Of course, Google Photos is not the first third-party service which is going to support Apple’s image format. But, with Live Photos backup, Google photos is for sure going to reach more user base due to its easy interface and unlimited standard back up. Once,

Google Photos was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company’s social network. At its launch, reviewers wrote that the service was among the best of its kind and over 100 million users have been using this app in less than a year. The latest update for iOS has relieved user as now they can turn on Live Photos without fear of filling the 5GB of iCloud storage which Apple gives out for free. The new Google Photos includes unlimited photo and video storage, and apps for Android, iOS, and the browser. Users back up their photos to the cloud service, and become accessible between all of their devices connected to the service.

This is a perfect time for iOS user, if you frequently snap Live Photos with your iPhone, now Google photos will preserve those.

Source and image credit: Techcrunch & Google Photos

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