The much-improved Google Photos video editor is coming to Android


Android’s Google Photos app is updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android police spotted the rollout and reports that it appears to be available for Google Pixel devices as well as other Android phones. The tools seem to have arrived with a server-side update, but you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they aren’t already live in your app.

As Google has explained back in February, the new video editing tools include more than 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters and color corrections such as adjusting contrast, saturation and brightness.

The video editing tools arrive on Android while the Google Photos service is undergoing some major changes. As part of its announcement in February, the company said it would bring some machine learning-powered editing tools previously exclusive to Pixel devices to other Android phones, but only to Google One subscribers. Then, in June, Google Photos will end its unlimited free photo storage and ask users to pay for storage over 15 GB. The app is getting more powerful, but you have to pay more and more for more advanced features.

In addition to announcing that the iOS video editing tools would be coming to Android, Google also said in February that Android’s new photo editing tools would make their way to iOS. Google announced they would be arriving “in the coming months,” but at the time of writing, they don’t appear to be live.