Google acquires Fly Labs to add video editing option in Google Photos

By | November 7, 2015


Google has announced that the company has acquired Fly Labs, which is maker of four apps for quick video editing. The search giant will use Fly Lab’s video editing tech to Google Photos app. “We’ll be pouring the same passion into Google Photos that we poured into Clips, Fly, Tempo and Crop on the Fly,” wrote Fly Labs in a blog post. “We’re excited to continue on our mission by joining Google and the Google Photos team in Mountain View, Calif.”

Fly Labs apps are mainly very simple and easy video editing app, which allows its users to quickly edit videos by swiping and tapping on the display of the screen. Crop app allows its users to convert their portrait videos into landscape mode.

We don’t know much on how Fly Lab’s tech is going to be used in Google Photos, but it looks like we may see Google Photos supporting video editing features in near future. Google Photos allows its users to stitch multiple photos into a video.

Current users of Fly Lab’s apps should know that these apps will remain free and available in the App store for next three months, but you won’t get any updates. If you have already downloaded the app, they’ll work on the app after three month period also, but you won’t be able to re-download the app after they have been removed from the App store. So if you are using the app, you better not uninstall it.