Google is reported to soon allow its Photos app users have the ability to eliminate the audio in any video. According to the discovery made by a noted software reverse engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, the experimental feature was found after an APK teardown of the Google Photos app.
Google Photos is working on the ability to remove audio from videos pic.twitter.com/BDxOapsvgr
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 20, 2020
The Google Photos app already offers some basic editing options, including rotating, trimming and exporting individual frames, but the upcoming option will certainly make it more useful for users trying to quickly upload something to social media without worrying about anything said in the background. As can be seen from Wong’s tweet, the ‘Edit’ option on the Google Photos app will now have a ‘mute audio’ option on the bottom left.
Google Photos has recently been getting a number of new features, including the ability to manually tag people in photos within the app. Back in March, the app also got a relatively minor design tweak that removed the hamburger menu from the top left corner and relocated the search option to the bottom.
Back to the new feature, it’s worth mentioning that since it is still in an experimental stage, there’s no guarantee that it will ever make it to a stable build. However, given that it is a really useful feature that is already available in a bunch of other apps, it will be nice to see it in Google Photos sooner rather than later.