Make Movies From Google Photos

11 May 2016

Now that Google Photos has taken over, and Picasa has been left behind, it is time to move forward and take advantage of the new features. Photos allows you to make slideshow type movies from your photos you have uploaded to Google Photos, but there’s one catch. You can only do this using the app for your phone or tablet, not on your computer. Start by downloading the app:

iOS app

Android app

After you have uploaded your photos to Google Photos and have installed the app, open the app. You will need to log in to your Google account on your device.

  1. You will see the photos on your device. If the photo has the icon of a cloud with a line through it, the photo is not in Google Photos.
  2. Tap on Assistant.IMG_3307 Katz
  3. Tap on Movie IMG_3311 Katz
  4. Select the photos you would like in your movie. Maximum 50 per movie.
  5. Tap CREATE. 
  6. Your movie will automatically save to Google Photos. Also, you can share to your camera roll, YouTube, and other places. IMG_3310 Katz

The title, music, and duration of each photo are set for you. This is a pretty limited app with very few features, but it is easy to use and you can make movies quickly. Hopefully we will see some new features soon.