Google Photos is one of the best cloud image storage and display systems, and this perception is likely to improve in the near future if the new rumors prove to be true: according to XDA Developers, Google’s app should get the function of zooming in videos in its next update.
It’s not going to make a big difference in many people’s lives, but the site has got its hands on a trial version of the new update, creating a GIF of how the tool will work:
From the image, it is clear that the zoom can be given in a specific area of the video, in order to capture a specific part of the whole frame. This type of feature is widely used by industry professionals – from video editors to digital influencers. It is not yet clear, however, whether the new function will be available only in full-frame, full-screen view; or whether it will also work on smaller views, such as picture-in-picture mode.
XDA Developers said it triggered the feature manually, but was unable to tell if it will be the same in the final version, or if it will be some function already established in the Google Photos app code: in this case, zooming in on videos would be something already activated by default, without requiring the user to enable any options or access any menu.
As usual, Google has not commented on the new information, and since the above GIF was built on a version still under test, it is safe to say that the Google Photos update should take a little while.
Source: XDA Developers