What seemed like a mistake turns out that this is not the case, confirms David Lieb, Product Manager.
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Sometimes the changes are good, bad, or just plain. Lately we’ve seen various changes to the applications. One of them is Google photosThis application has a small tool that allows you to create films or presentations by adding photos, videos and music to our creations. However, this function no longer corresponds to our memory.
For a few weeks now, Google Photos has no longer allowed films to be created horizontally. If you add videos or photos as before (horizontally), Google automatically makes them vertical. What appears to be an error has now been confirmed as unconfirmed.
In this way, add the two black stripes above and below your video, a deliberate change.
In this context, and given the criticism of the update, David Lieb, product manager at Google Photos, explained in a tweet created with this intention in mind as users increasingly choose vertical format or portrait mode.
I think we are planning to add an option. However, choose the portrait for now because the mix has shifted to more portrait videos.
– David Lieb (@dflieb) July 5, 2020
However, it is not all bad news. To create your videos in horizontal format, you need to use other apps to keep them horizontal.