Google Photos Finally Receives Slideshow Support

June 21, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google Photos finally decides to rope in one of the oldest features available even in the basic photo viewer apps – Slideshow.

You might be wondering whether it didn’t have one till now; obviously, no. Either you might have never thought of having a shot at Google Photos, or you might have never bothered to check the features available in it.

Slideshow feature is now available within individual albums, and users can begin the slideshows by selecting the picture with which they want to begin the slideshow. Once an image is selected, users can tap the three-dot menu on the top, and the first option that appears now will be the slideshow option.


Unlike slideshows in other services, Google Photos slideshows the images without any customization, and users won’t be able to play with the transition effects or play speed. Photos cannot be added or deleted within a slideshow, as Google plays only those images within an album.

Users will have to re-shuffle their albums if to have slideshows played with images from different albums. But the recent inclusion of machine learning features will ease the task for users, as they can get the images categorized using facial-recognition features.

The slideshow feature does arrive with its own benefits; it will be available not only in Android devices, but also in the desktop version. Besides, it also supports casting to Android TV and Chromecast devices so that users can fetch and enjoy the slideshow in bigger home devices.

Android users can get the new update of the Photos app from here. There is no word on when the iOS update of Google Photos will carry the slideshow upgrade.

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