How to Create a Slideshow from Google Photos

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Google Photos is a simple tool that offers many great features. One of them is the ability to create a slideshow of your photos. This gives you the power to create and tell stories based on your photos without having to constantly switch between them. If you want to learn how to create a slideshow in Google Photos, look no further. In this article, we'll explain how to do it on different platforms and discuss the options available.



How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from iPhone

There are two ways to create a slideshow in Google Photos: through the Google Photos app or in a browser. Until recently, creating a slideshow through the app was not possible. So, if you're not running the latest version of the app, you might not see this option. If so, you can always bypass the app and use your browser. If not, updating will fix the issue.

How to Create a Slideshow in the Google Photos App from an iPhone

Follow the instructions below to create a slideshow in the Google Photos app using your iPhone:

  1. Open the Google Photos app. If you don't have it, download it from the App Store.
  2. Find the photos you want to create a slideshow. You can use the Photos section, go to Library, or create an album specifically for this purpose.
  3. Open the photo you want to see first in the slideshow.
  4. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  5. Scroll through the options under the photo and select "Slideshow."

Once you select "Slideshow", it starts automatically. Unfortunately, Google Photos doesn't allow you to customize how long each photo is displayed. If you want to pause the slideshow, tap the current photo. To resume it, you will have to press the three dots again and repeat the process.



How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from iPhone Using Browser

If you don't see the Slideshow option in the Google Photos app on your iPhone, you can use your browser. The same is true if you haven't installed the app.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and type "Google Photos" in the search bar.
  2. Log in if prompted.
  3. Find the photos you want to use for the slideshow and select the one you want to see first.
  4. Tap the three dots at the top right.
  5. Click on “Slideshow”.

The slideshow starts as soon as you press the "Slideshow" button. If you want to pause it, tap the pause icon in the lower left corner. To resume the slideshow, tap the play icon.

How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from Android

Android users can create a Google Photos slideshow in two ways: using the Google Photos app or a web browser. Creating a slideshow in the mobile app only recently became possible, so you might not see this option if you're using an older version of the app. Luckily, you don't need the app at all: you can use a browser instead.

How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos App from Android App

Android users can follow these steps to create a slideshow in the Google Photos app:

  1. Launch the Google Photos app. If you don't have it, get some Play at the store.
  2. Locate the photos you want to use for the slideshow and open the one you want to see first.
  3. Select the three dots in the upper right corner.
  4. In the options under the photo, select "Slideshow".

Your slideshow will start automatically. Keep in mind that you cannot customize how long each photo is displayed, add music, etc. Although it's a great app, Google Photos only offers the basics for creating slideshows.



How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from Android Using Browser

If you don't have the Google Photos app or don't see the slideshow option, you can access Google Photos through a browser. Here's how:

  1. Launch your browser and enter “Google Photos” in the search bar. Log in if necessary.
  2. Locate the photos you want to use for your slideshow and open the one you want to see first. Photos don't have to be in an album, but you can always create one for this purpose.
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  4. Choose “Slideshow”.

The slideshow will start immediately after pressing "Slideshow". Use the pause button in the lower left corner to pause the slideshow and the play button to resume it. It is essential to remember that Google Photos does not save your slideshows. So, if you want to play a slideshow multiple times, it may be better to create a designated album.

How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from iPad

If you're using an iPad, you can choose how to create a slideshow in Google Photos. The first option is to use the Google Photos app. However, unless you are using the latest version, you might not see the slideshow option in the app. Fortunately, there is another option: using your browser.


How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos App from iPad App

iPad users should follow the steps below to create a slideshow in the Google Photos app:

  1. Launch Google Photos. If you don't have it, download it from the App Store.
  2. Navigate to the photos for which you want to create a slideshow.
  3. Select the photo you want to start the slideshow with.
  4. In the upper right corner, tap the three dots.
  5. Choose "Slideshow" from the options under the photo.

Google Photos only offers basic functions for slideshows. This means that you cannot customize how long each photo is displayed or add music. Still, the app is a handy tool for creating simple slideshows.


How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from iPad Using Browser

If you have an iPad but you don't have the Google Photos app installed or you don't see the slideshow option, here's what you need to do:

  1. Launch your browser and type in “Google Photos”. Log in with your credentials if prompted.
  2. Find the photos you want to use for the slideshow and open the one you want to display first.
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  4. Select “Slideshow”.

Your Google Photos slideshow starts automatically. You can always press the pause button in the lower left corner to pause it or the play button to resume it.

How to Create Slideshow in Google Photos from PC

Many like to work in Google Photos from a PC because of the larger screen. If you want to create a Google Photos slideshow on your computer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Google Photos.
  2. Navigate to the photos you want to create a slideshow of and select the one you want to see first.
  3. Click on the three dots at the top right and select "Slideshow".

The slideshow will start automatically. You can switch between photos without pausing the slideshow by pressing the left and right arrows in the lower left corner.

Tell your story with a slideshow

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a slideshow is priceless. By combining many images in Google Photos, you can relive your favorite memories, create the perfect birthday present, or show family and friends your recent adventures.

We hope this article helped you learn how to create a slideshow from Google Photos using different platforms.

Do you like creating slideshows? Do you prefer Google Photos or another app? Tell us in the comments section below.

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