How to create an animation with pictures in Google Photos

Google Photos Animations Album iPhone

Doing fun things with your photos can make them more enjoyable to look through. We’ve shown you how to create a Google Photos movie and how to make a collage in Google Photos. So how about creating an animation?

Google Photos lets you choose from two to 50 photos and turn them into a neat animation, here’s how.

Google Photos animations

Create an animation in Google Photos on iPhone and iPad

Open the Google Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. To create an animation, start from the Albums or For You tabs at the bottom.

  • Albums tab: Tap your Animations album at the top and then Create animation at the bottom of the next screen.
  • For You tab: Under Create New at the top, pick Animation.

Then tap to choose each photo you want in the animation. You can pick from two up to 50 photos. When you finish selecting pictures, tap Create and your photo animation will display.

Google Photos Create Animation iPhone

Edit your animation on iOS

Like with the Google Photos collage feature, you can apply a color filter, adjust the light or color settings, or crop and rotate your animation easily on iPhone and iPad.

Google Photos Edit Animation iPhone

With your new animation open, tap the Edit button (settings icon). You can then move from left to right adjusting each of the options for Filter, Light and Color, or Crop and Rotate.

Google Photos Edit Options Animation iPhone

Keep in mind that you can currently only make these edits when you first create the animation, not later. Hopefully Google will change this down the road.

Create an animation in Google Photos on the web

Head to Google Photos online and sign in. Then visit one of these areas to make your nifty animation.

  • Any tab: Click Create at the top and choose Animation.
  • Albums tab: Click your Animations album at the top and then click the plus sign.
  • For You tab: Under Create New at the top, pick Animation.

Next, select each of the photos you want to include in the animation. Then hit the Create button and your animation will display.

You can then add it to an album, share it, or download it. Just select the animation and then use the buttons at the top.

Google Photos Animation Online

Wrapping it up

An animation of your photos gives you a great way to see several related photos, one at a time, but together. And with Google Photos, creating that animation is a breeze.

Are you going to create an animation in Google Photos? Or maybe you prefer the movie and collage options instead? Let us know!