Google has officially updated its Google Photos iOS app that adds support for Live Photos, This means if you have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you can not only upload and store Live Photos on Google’s photo storage service but also view them in their full glory.
Once uploaded to a Google Photos account, Live Photos are assigned a Live Photo icon and can be brought to life within the iOS app using a pressure-sensitive 3D Touch gesture. Users will not only be ale to backup Live Photos within the app, but also view them as well. The update also makes it possible for users to use less cache space when your device is low on space.
The update also brings added support for the Split View multitasking feature native to iOS 9, allowing photos in the app to be perused alongside other apps on iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro devices.
The announcement comes months after the release of iPhone 6s, which was the first device to bring this new feature. Addition of Live Photos support is a great news for those who wanted to switch to Google Photos for backing up their photos, but couldn’t due to lack of support for Live Photos.
What’s New in Version 1.8.0
• 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
• iPad Split View and iPad Pro support
• Performance improvements
The latest software is available now, and a link below will get you to the app if you haven’t installed it yet.
- Download Google Photos
Google Photos for iOS now lets you upload and view Live Photos