Google Photos' new AI tool creates montage videos in seconds

Highlights videos summing up moments of a holiday, weekend or a whole month or year have become a popular format on social media. Now Google Photos has just launched an effortless way to create them using a new AI-powered tool. The best video editing software have no reason to tremble, but it will be a welcome advance for many users.

Google Photos has already been using AI to hit users with its own sometimes rather random compilations of recent footage, but it's now allowing users to specify what they want to include. A demo video posted on the platform formerly known as Twitter shows how users can create highlight videos starting from a search prompt. The app searches for relevant photos and videos based on the terms entered and combines whatever it thinks are the best pieces into a short video complete with background music.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.