Google Photos will now allow users to back up and view Live Photos taken with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the company announced in a tweet. The latest version of the iOS app has finally received support for the format, nearly six months after Apple introduced Live Photos in the latest iPhone.
Live Photos support on iOS is here! Get the update: https://t.co/VzdXZ81FX5 pic.twitter.com/D8RSvoi4n2— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 7, 2016
The numbers have already shown that Google knows what its doing with photo storage, as the app racked up over 100 million users in less than a year. For many users, this will mean you can turn Live Photos back on without fear of destroying the paltry 5GB of iCloud storage Apple gives out for free. If you were holding out on making the switch due to the lack of Live Photo support, this may be the time to give Google's offering a chance.
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