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Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android

Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android


Featuring more than 30 controls to tidy up your videos

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Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones. The tools appear to have arrived with a server-side update, though you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they’re not yet live in your app. 

As Google explained back in February, the new video editing tools include over 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters, and color grading options like adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.

The features were previously available on iOS

The video editing tools are arriving on Android as Google’s Photos service is going through some big changes. As part of its February announcement, the company said it would be bringing some machine-learning powered editing tools previously exclusive to Pixel devices to other Android phones, but only for Google One subscribers. Next, in June, Google Photos will end its unlimited free photo storage, and will ask users to pay for storage beyond 15GB. The app is getting more powerful, but increasingly you’re having to pay for more advanced features.

As well as announcing that the iOS video editing tools would be coming to Android, in February Google also said Android’s new photo editing tools would be making their way to iOS. Google announced they’d be arriving “in the coming months,” but as of this writing they don’t appear to be live.