Google Photos is redesigning its Memories feature to better display your precious moments and provide a new interactive experience, introduce new photo types, and optimize the sharing experience. Some creative updates also introduce new collage editor and style features to help you manage your images.
The redesigned Memories experience further highlights the importance of video, with Google Photos automatically selecting and trimming longer shots to focus on key moments. A subtle zoom effect will be applied to still images, which is visually different from the full dynamic zoom on movie photos. In addition to the existing left/right click navigation, interactions will be updated slightly to add the ability to swipe up or down to move between memories.
Starting today, multiple still images can be combined into a Full Cinematic Memory with a dynamic 3D zoom of the cinematic photo and background music. Google says instrumental music will also be added as a separate feature to Memories starting next month.
A new collage editor is also available today for Android and iOS users, which allows you to edit photos and drag and drop them into a layout of your choice to share with friends. Google One members and Pixel users will get some additional editing features, such as Portrait Light and HDR. Memories “make them pop,” according to Google.