Create & edit movies

Get your photos and videos made into short movies that you can edit later. 

Note: You'll need a phone or tablet to make or edit movies – it can't be done on a computer yet.

Step 1: Check your device

You'll need an iPhone, iPad, or one of these Android devices:

Supported Android devices

HTC One (HTC and GPe versions)
HTC One (M8)
HTC One (Sprint and, possibly, CellSouth)
HTC One (Verizon)
HTC One Max
HTC One Mini
LG G Pad 8.3 (non-GPe) (KK and above)
LG G3
LG Palman (KK and above)
Moto Droid M
Moto Droid Ultra
Moto Droid Ultra Maxx
Moto E
Moto G (DVX)
Moto X (2013 & 2014 versions)
Nexus 10
Nexus 4
Nexus 5
Nexus 6
Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013 versions)
Nexus 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Samsung S3
Samsung Galaxy S4 (GPe) [KK and above]
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Sony Xperia SP
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia Z Ultra (GPe) [KK and above]
Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony Xperia Z2

Step 2: Make a movie

Choose the photos and videos you want to include in your movie.

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your phone or tablet .
  2. At the top left, touch the menu icon   > Photos.
  3. At the top right, touch the create icon  > Movie.
  4. Select the photos and videos you want to include.
  5. At the top, touch CREATE.
  6. View your movie by touching the play icon . Optional: see below to edit your movie.
  7. At the top, touch SAVE.

Optional: Edit your movie

You can change the music, theme, and remove or reorder clips:

  • Music: Touch the music icon .
  • Theme: At the bottom left, touch the photo icon . You can change the themes while the movie is playing to see how they look.
  • Reorder clips:
    1. Touch the film strip icon .
    2. Touch and hold a clip to drag it somewhere else.
  • Remove clips: Touch the film strip icon , then:
    • Android: Swipe the clip away.
    • iOS: touch the clip > trash icon .

When you're done editing, touch the done icon .

Note about deleting

If you delete photos or videos from your Google Photos library, here are two things to keep in mind:

  • If you delete a photo or video that's in one of your movies, that photo or video will stay in the movie unless you edit the movie.
  • If you edit a movie that features a photo or video that was deleted, that item will automatically be removed from the movie.

 

Andrea is a Google Photos expert and wrote this page. Help her improve it by leaving feedback below.

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