Nov 06 AT 7:57 PM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Google buys Fly Labs to integrate video editing tech into Google Photos


Google has added another company to its list of acquisitions.

Fly Labs has officially been acquired by Google. The company revealed the news on its website today, saying that it’ll be joining the Google Photos team in Mountain View.

We’re excited to continue on our mission by joining Google and the Google Photos team in Mountain View, California. Google Photos is a home for your life’s memories, powered by Google’s machine learning and computer vision technology. It’s a perfect match for what we built at Fly Labs, and we’re looking forward to folding our technology into Google Photos. We’ll be pouring the same passion into Google Photos that we poured into Clips, Fly, Tempo and Crop on the Fly.

Fly Labs made four video editing apps for iOS that let you do things like edit, add transitions, speed up or slow down video, and more. Thanks to the Google acquisition, all of Fly Labs’ apps and their in-app purchases are now free, and they’ll stay that way for the next 3 months. After that time, they’ll be pulled from the App Store. Fly Labs notes that their apps won’t receive any further updates.

So yeah, it sounds like Google Photos is going to gain some sort of video editing capabilities. Exactly how Google will build Fly Labs’ tools into Google Photos remains to be seen, but it’s exciting to hear that Google is beefing up one of its best new products.

Source: Fly Labs

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