Over the last few months, Google has released a slew of new features for Google Photos. The app has received support for manual face tagging, a new private messaging feature to share photos with friends, a simple account switching gesture to manage photos on multiple accounts, and more. The company keeps adding new features to the app with every update and a number of these features are tested behind the scenes before they’re released. More often than not, we’re able to discover these features before they’re released either through an APK teardown or by triggering them manually. The latest update for Google Photos, version 4.33, has one such feature that allows you to zoom into videos.
An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.
As you’d expect, the new zoom feature works pretty much like the zoom feature on photos and lets you zoom into videos by using the familiar pinch gesture. While it may not seem all that special, the feature could really come in handy when you want to focus on particular details in a video. As of now, Google has released no information regarding the new feature or its release date. But since the company has already started testing it on the latest version of Google Photos, it shouldn’t be long before it’s released to all users.
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