25 July 2019
Google Photos for Android has received an interesting feature that offers live video previews in your main timeline for the videos available. So, while scrolling the library in the Google Photos, you will be able to sneak a preview of your video clips without specifically clicking or playing them. That’s indeed a useful feature when you’re going through your old collection and want to know whether or not that video includes the things you captured. It also means you get to know about the content of the video via the short preview without actually playing it.
These previews play automatically when you’re scrolling and the thumbnail of the video comes into the view. The thumbnail stops playing the preview when it goes out of the view.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in Search and Albums and can only be seen in the gallery view. Also, it auto plays the videos only not the moments, or animations and burst photos. But we do hope to get the support soon. For now, the gallery view offers a lively look to your library. Previously, it was pretty boring as you could only scroll through the static journey of your captures.
The new feature is available only for Android for now and if you often use the app on the web, this feature can be seen in action only when you hover over a video thumbnail to preview it.
The new feature on Google Photos for Android is available via the update version 4.20. You can download the app from the Play Store.
Google Photos | Android | Play Store, Free