Google Photos for iOS is now supporting Live Photos – Most Known Features
Google Photos is a service that allows the users to search, backup and organize their videos and photos. It seems that the big search engine company has just released a major update of Google Photos for the iOS.
From now on, the Google Photos application installed on iPads and iPhones will support Live Photos, which is an animated photo format that was introduced in iOS 9, on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices. With other words, you will be able to organize, view and store Live Photos in this application even after you’ve deleted them from the Camera Roll on your iPhone.
Once the Live Photos will be uploaded to Google Photos on your iOS device, you will be able to “Force Touch” on the images and you will see them animated (similar as when viewing them from a native Photo Gallery on the iOS). At the same time, the images will be designated with the “Live Photo” icon at the top of the screen, informing you that the pictures are not static.
In addition, the new update brings support for the Split View multitasking feature which is native to iOS 9, allowing photos to be viewed by other applications on the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 devices.
It is good to know that Google Photos is now supporting the native 2732×2048 pixels resolution of the iPad Pro and we remind you that, in the past, the application was able to scale up to the device’s 12.9-inch screen. You will also notice that the navigation on the Google Photos application has been improved, and now it allows the users to spend less time when opening it, as the cache usage has been reduced on devices that run low on space.
However, Google Photos is not the first third party application that supports Apple’s “specialized” image format. For example, the users of Facebook and Tumblr are able to post and share Live Photos.