Google Photos tests a new Snippets feature that creates short, shareable clips from your videos

Google Photos is reportedly testing a new feature called Snippets. The feature is currently only available to a handful of users, and Google hasn’t shared any information about the feature or a wider rollout yet. Luckily, users who’ve got the Snippets feature on their devices report that it automatically creates short, shareable clips from longer videos.

first viewed by reddit user u/CraftSquid426 (via) Android Police), the Snippets feature in Google Photos appears to be a new creation category that will join the existing Animation, Collage, Movie, and Cinematic Photos categories. Its icon is a small strip of film, suggesting it will take a small portion of a video to create a short, shareable clip on your phone. Like other Google Photos creation features, Snippets will use machine learning to create short clips.

credit: u/craftsquid426

Android Police It is further revealed that the Photos app will also show snippets in the main carousel on the home page. These automatically created snippets appear to be trimmed versions of longer videos, attempting to highlight the best part of the video. However, the snippets currently seem to capture a random portion of the video, suggesting that the machine learning algorithm needs more training. It’s also worth mentioning that the Snippets feature has so far only been seen on pet videos.

Google Photos carousel showing automatically created Snippet

Google Photos Snippets pop up
Google Photos Snippets editor 1

credit: Android Police

At the moment, we don’t have any further information about Google Photos’ new Snippets feature as it isn’t available on any of our devices. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we have more details.

It’s worth noting that the new Snippets feature comes just a week after Google announced three big changes coming to the Photos app – a Library tab UI overhaul, a Sharing tab design refresh, and new screenshot features.

What do you think of Google Photos’ new Snippets feature? Do you think this is a useful addition or just a gimmick you probably won’t use? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Source: reddit
Via: Android Police

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