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With Creations, you can make visual stories and moving images with your photos and videos. You can create: 

  • Highlight videos: A video with music using photos and videos.
  • Animations: A quick-moving slideshow of selected photos and videos.
  • Cinematic photos: A 3D effect added to photos.

Important: In Google Photos, you now have more control over the types of videos you can create with highlight videos. On, highlight videos replace movies.

Get suggestions for highlight video creation

With Google Photos, you can quickly create highlight videos with your memorable moments. Select the people, places, themes, or dates you want to include, and a highlight video is automatically created for you.

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Select Utilities.
  3. Under “Create new,” select Highlight video and then New highlight video.
  4. Choose the subject of your highlight video.
    • With Search: In the Search box, type a few words about the people, places, themes, or dates to include in your highlight video. For example, “Birthday,” “Museum,” or “Japan.”
    • With suggested people, places, and time frames: From the suggested items, select “Who,” “Where,” “When,” and more.
  5. At the top, click Next.
  6. Click Save.

Tip: If you can’t find the people or time frame you would like in the suggestions, click Add person person add or Date range date range.

Make a highlight video manually

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. On the left, select Utilities.
  3. Under “Create new,” select Highlight video and then New highlight video.
  4. To choose the photos and videos you want in the highlight video, click or select photos.
  5. Select your photos or videos.
  6. At the top, click Create.
  7. When you’re done, click Save.
  8. To watch your highlight video, click Play Play or wait to be notified when the highlight video is ready.

Edit a highlight video

  1. On your highlight video, click Edit Edit.
    • Change music: Click Music .
    • Reorder clips: Click and hold a clip to drag it to a different order. .
    • Remove clips: Next to the clip you want to remove, click More More and then Remove.
  2. When you’re done, click Save.

If you delete photos or videos from Google Photos:

  • If you delete a photo or video from your Photos view, it won't be deleted from your saved highlight videos.
  • If you want to delete the item from your highlight video as well, open the editor. When you open the highlight video editor, the deleted item automatically gets removed from your highlight video.

Learn how to delete photos or videos.

Make animations

Important: You can’t speed up or slow down your animation. 

You can create a slideshow of your selected photos and videos.

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Hover over a photo and click the check mark that appears.
  3. Select up to 49 more photos.
  4. At the top, click Create new Create.
  5. Select Animation.

Find your highlight videos & animations

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Click Explore and then Highlight videos or Animations.

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