Google Photos will soon turn your photos into animated photos

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Google Photos has a cool new trick coming up soon: if you take two similar images with your phone’s camera, the app can create an animated moving photo that combines them. It does this by using machine learning to synthesize movements between the two shots. Google creates new frameworks between them, resulting in a ‘vivid moving image’. Google’s Shimrit Ben-Yair made this sound like something parents will love as your multiple attempts at the same shot allow for this added benefit.

The new feature is called “cinematic moments” and will work on both Android and iOS, Ben-Yair said.

Google also announced a new locked folder feature that allows you to hide your most sensitive images behind a folder protected with a password or fingerprint. The app will soon also allow you to hide specific people or periods of your life from its “memories” to avoid unwanted memories of the past.

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