Google Is Finally Bringing Video Zooming Capability To Google Photos

We already know that Google Photos is a feature powerful app that is popular among all Android users. Google regularly releases new features for the app to enhance its existing capabilities.

Some of the impressive features offered by Google Photos are the automatic facial tagging, and the capability to share photos via messages. However, there are some features that are still missing from the Google Photos app. Most importantly, there are times when people wish that the app should allow them to zoom in on videos.

It seems like Google has finally decided to address this concern as well. Google is going to release a new update for the app that is bringing the video zooming capability for smartphones. It means that the feature will let you zoom in on videos.

Google Photos Video Zooming Feature Is Currently In Testing Phase

For those who are interested, the function is already available in Google Photos 4.33 as a hidden feature. Once Google activates it at its end, you will be able to enable it manually on your device. The video zoom functionality works just like it does with photos.

It means that you can zoom in or out of videos in Google Photos simply by using pinch gestures. It is worth mentioning that the function is already available in the iOS Photos app.

No doubt, it is a major development for Android users who were longing for this feature. The video zooming feature would be useful in situations when you want to focus on a specific object or person in the video.

At the moment, Google has not revealed any details when Google plans to enable the feature in the app. It seems like the feature is almost ready for a release any time soon. Moreover, it is pretty much possible that the video zoom feature would be initially available to a subset of users.

If everything goes well, Google will roll out the zooming feature for everyone in Google Photos version 4.33.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.