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Google Photos launches a new easier video editor for Android

Google Photos begins to deploy its improved video editor on Android

Last year, Google launched a new video editor for Google Photos, but only in its version for iOS. Now, a year later, that same tool is beginning to be deployed in Android. To use it, you must be in v3.18.0.192689168 of the application, but once used, you can go back to a previous version and keep the new editor.

Left: old editor. Right: new editor.

One of the first details that attracts attention is the fact that the interface goes from black to white. It is a movement that we are seeing a lot lately from Google, first with Android P and then with the Play Store. From there, it is easy to verify that the new editor makes better use of space and expresses the main tools in a more visual way.

From there, the new interface is simpler. To edit video, the basic thing to understand is that you have to order the clips and choose their duration. In this sense, you can see how the selected part can be adjusted next to each clip, as well as its position in the upper bar. It is easy to understand and it is certainly more suitable than the old method, where you had to go into each clip to modify its duration.

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If you click on the three point buttons next to each clip, the options that you can see in the image above appear. You can move the clip up, down, hide the trimmed parts, mute it, duplicate it … sound settings, you have to click on the musical note just below the preview. You can choose your own music, music provided by Google or absolute silence.

About Missing FeaturesThere are no filters in the style of what we could find on Instagram; nor any kind of option to add texts. Regarding the supported file types, most will be able to import well. You can use photos and videos. If you also use the Google camera with Motion Photos, you can choose whether to add them as a video or as a still image.