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Google Photos will soon give you more say in those AI-created video highlights

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Illustration: The Verge

You know that thing in Apple Photos and Google Photos where they’ll just randomly generate a generically titled video slideshow that sometimes includes just the worst pictures? Google says that, soon, you’ll be able to ask Google Photos to make them for you! The company will start rolling out an update that lets you choose the parameters for the videos you want the app to make instead of just passively waiting for them to happen to you.

Even if the app still sometimes makes objectively bad choices for the videos it creates, this is a great update. In fact, it’s one of those features that, if you weren’t immediately annoyed it wasn’t there all along, you might see this news and think, “Hey, yeah, why is this just now happening?”

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