Android’s Google Photos app is getting an update with improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the launch and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones. The tools seem to have come with a server-side update, although you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they are not yet available in your app.
As Google explained in February, the new video editing tools include more than 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters, and color grading options, like adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.
Video editing tools are coming to Android as Google’s Photos service is undergoing major changes. As part of its February announcement, the company said it would bring some machine learning-powered editing tools that were previously exclusive to Pixel devices to other Android phones, but only for Google One subscribers. Then in June, Google Photos will end their unlimited free photo storage and ask users to pay for storage greater than 15GB. The application is more and more powerful, but more and more you have to pay for more advanced features.
In addition to announcing that iOS video editing tools would be coming to Android, in February Google also said that new Android photo editing tools would be coming to iOS. Google announced that they would arrive “in the next few months”, but at the time of this writing they do not appear to be live.