Travelogues are fun to look at but a pain to create. Especially, if you have carried back tons of vacation photos and videos. Google has launched Google+ Stories as part of Google+ that automatically stitches your photos, videos and the places you visited into an easily viewable travel slideshow. Google+ Stories will get to work when you return from your vacation and also include your location history and the geotags in photos to help you, family, and friends travel through the enjoyable experiences again.
Google+ Stories is being rolled out to the Web and Android, with the iOS version coming soon. Catch a glimpse of what’s it about, through some of the stories Google has posted on its blog — paraglider Tom de Dorlodot, DJ Steve Aoki and Allrecipes photographer Angela Sackett.
Travel takes you from one place to another and Google+ automatically does the storytelling for you as you can see. But what if the occasion is localized to a day and to events like a birthday party? Google+ Movies uses the Auto Awesome feature of Google+ to make you a short highlight clip with the help of photos, videos, and embellished with transitions and effects.
Google+ Stories and Movies are part of the improvements to Google+ and its mobile apps. All you have to do is keep all your photos and videos backed up on Google+. The features will go to work in the background. A notification will tell you when your “travel” scrapbook and “movie” are ready. All stories are private by default, but you can change the share settings later.
The features are new and thus seem very basic. A digital multimedia scrapbook needs a spit and polish…and hopefully that will come in the next versions. For now, you can use them straightaway after a vacation to share your travel stories quickly instead of sifting through the many photos on your memory card.
Source: Google Blog