Google’s GIF Mak­ing App Motion Stills is now Avail­able on Android


Google’s Motion Stills app which has been available on iOS since its launch in 2016 — and is used for stabilising Live Photos and sharing it with others as GIF loops or videos — is now available on Android too.

After a long time of the community’s request, Google has finally launched its GIF-making Motion Stills app for its own Android OS too. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store on any device running Android 5.1 or later.

“With Motion Stills on Android, we built a new recording experience where everything you capture is instantly transformed into delightful short clips that are easy to watch and share,” Google stated.

No internet connection is required to use the Motion Still app on Android.

“You can capture a short Motion Still with a single tap like a photo, or condense a longer recording into a new feature we call Fast Forward,” they added.

The fast forward feature allows users to speed up a recorded video to up to 8 times the normal speed, condensing it into a shorter duration version — making it easier to share.

“To make this possible, we encode videos with a denser I-frame spacing to enable efficient seeking and playback. We also employ additional optimisations in the Fast Forward mode,” the company explains

Google Motion Still app is now available on Android

In addition to the aforementioned features and stabilising your recording, Motion Stills also guards users against pocket shots or accidental camera shakes.

Google’s aim with Motion Still app is to “experiment and iterate quickly with short-form video technology, gathering valuable feedback along the way”.

And if the users find the app fun and useful, its features will also be integrated with existing popular apps such as Google Photos.

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