If you have yet to update your Google Photos to the latest version of the app, you probably should, especially if you’re someone who uses the app to backup and store their photos and videos in the cloud. Why is this, you ask? Turns out the latest version of Google Photos will add video stabilization to your videos.


In a recent APK teardown of the latest build of Google Photos, Android Police discovered evidence of video stabilization as being one of the new features of the app. This is further evidenced in a Google Photos album uploaded and shared by Daniel Stone in which there are several videos that compared before and after video stabilization.

From what we can tell, Google Photos has done a pretty decent job of stabilizing these videos. However it does look a little “fake” as you can see in the video above (watch the show of the person recording the video), but since this is applied after the video has been recorded and given that Google Photos is a free app, it’s hard to complain.

It is possible that Google could improve on the feature in the future, but for now it should do a good job of stabilizing your existing videos, assuming that they weren’t too shaky to begin with.

Filed in General >Photo-Video. Read more about Apps, Google and Google Photos.

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