Create Stunning Highlight Videos with Google Photos

Google Photos has always been a go-to platform for organizing and storing photos and videos. Now, with the new and exciting Highlight Video feature, it has become even more useful. This powerful tool utilizes AI technology to automatically select the best moments from your collection and create a personalized video that can be edited and customized to your liking. Let's dive into what Highlight Video is all about and how you can make the most of it.

What Is Highlight Video on Google Photos

Highlight Video on Google Photos uses advanced AI algorithms to curate personalized videos based on filters such as dates, individuals, topics, and locations. This means that the tool intelligently selects the most memorable and significant photos and videos from your collection to create a highlight reel that captures the essence of your special moments.

Moreover, Highlight Video is highly customizable. You have the freedom to determine the length of the video, choose the background music, and even select the style that suits your preferences. This allows you to create a truly personalized video that showcases the best of your memories.

How to Create Highlight Videos

Creating a highlight video with Google Photos is a breeze. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  1. Open the Google Photos app and navigate to the Library tab.
  2. Tap on Utilities and then select Highlight Video.
  3. In the Search section, you can either let the AI add photos and videos based on activities, locations, events, and people, or manually select them yourself.
  4. To add more people or pets to the video, tap on the Add Contact icon and select the desired individuals.
  5. Use the Calendar icon to specify a date or range of dates for the video.
  6. Once you've added all your inputs, tap on Preview to generate the video.
  7. In the preview section, you can customize the music, photos, videos, and aspect ratio of the video.
  8. To change the background music, tap on the Music icon and explore the available options.
  9. Adjust the aspect ratio of the video by tapping on the rectangular shape button and choosing your desired size.
  10. If you want to add more images or videos, tap on the + icon, select the media, and tap Add.
  11. Rearrange photos and videos by holding and dragging them in the timeline. You can also adjust the duration of each media file by manipulating the white bar.
  12. After editing, tap on the Play button to preview the video. If you're satisfied with the result, tap on Save to store the video.

How to Edit Saved Highlight Videos

If you feel the need to make changes to a saved highlight video, Google Photos allows you to do so. Here's how:

  1. Locate the video in the Photos section of the app and tap on it. Videos are marked with a Clapboard icon on the top left.
  2. Tap on the Edit button and make the necessary adjustments, just as you did before saving the video.

How to Download Highlight Videos

While you can access your highlight videos in the Google Photos app or website, you may wish to store them locally on your device. To do this:

  1. Select the video you want to download.
  2. Tap on the Kebab Menu (Three horizontal dots) or swipe up on the video.
  3. Choose the Download option to save the video to your device.

Why Highlight Videos May Not Be Created

Sometimes, you may encounter situations where a highlight video is not generated. This can happen if the inputs provided are too narrow or unrelated to each other. In such cases, the AI may not be able to find enough photos or videos to create a cohesive highlight video. To ensure successful creation, make sure your inputs are diverse and well-connected.

Highlight Your Memories

Whether you want to create a birthday video, a travel montage, or a compilation of your baby's first steps, Google Photos' Highlight Video feature is here to make it easy and enjoyable. With its user-friendly interface and powerful customization options, you can effortlessly create stunning and memorable videos that capture the essence of your most cherished moments. So, unleash your creativity and start highlighting your memories today!