Three years ago Google launched their Memories feature for Photos. Since then, Memories has become one of Photos’ most beloved features, with more than 3.5 billion Memories viewed each month.
To make looking back on and sharing important moments easier, Google is rolling out the biggest update to Memories since its launch and giving you a new collage editor so you can easily make shareable creations.
Immerse yourself in your Memories
The redesigned Memories experience transports you back in time. With the update that starts rolling out today, you’ll see more videos — including the best snippets from your longer videos that Photos will automatically select and trim so you can relive the most meaningful moments. Even your still photos will feel more dynamic thanks to a subtle zoom that brings movement to your memories. And to bring it all together, next month Google will start adding instrumental music to some Memories.
As always, you have the control to hide photos of certain people or time periods from showing up in Memories so you can relive the moments you want to.
See your Memories brought to life
When you have hundreds of photos, it’s hard to manually scroll through your library to relive important moments.
Cinematic photos offers a vibrant, moving, 3D representations of your photos shown in Memories. Soon, you’ll begin to see full Cinematic Memories that transform multiple still photos into an end-to-end cinematic experience, taking you back to that moment in time. Cinematic Memories will also have music, making your photos feel a little more like a movie.
Drawing inspiration from old scrapbooks, Google is also rolling out a new feature called Styles where graphic art is automatically added to your memories to make them pop. There will be several designs at launch, including limited-time styles from featured artists Shantell Martin and Lisa Congdon made just for Google Photos.
Share your Memories
Today, Google is starting to roll out the ability to share entire Memories with your friends and family in just a few taps on Android (with iOS and Web coming soon), so they can view them right from Google Photos on any device.
Get creative with easy editing tools
Want to express your creativity and add your personal touch? Easy-to-use editing features, like smart suggestions and Real Tone filters, are a few of the ways you can do just that. And now, Google is adding a new collage editor (that starts rolling out today on Android and iOS).
With the new collage editor, you can easily create shareable collages. Pick your photos, select your design (including styles from featured artists) and easily rearrange the layout with simple drag-and-drop controls. You can even edit the photos right from the collage editor — adjust brightness or contrast, apply filters and more. Google One members and Pixel users can also use additional editing features like Portrait Light or HDR within their collages and access more than 30 additional designs.
Pick from unique styles, including ones from Lisa Congdon (left) and Shantell Martin (right).
The new features are starting to roll out today.