With over 200 million users worldwide, Google Photos is the most popular cloud storage option out there, and it’s easy to see why. It’s free, simple to use, and always seems to be adding neat new features that really enhance your ability to organize and share your pictures in fun ways.
One of my favorite options is the ability to create a personalized slideshow video, including adding music and choosing transitions between photos. I can put together a nicely organized presentation of up to 50 photos—without having to dig out the old slide carousel from the attic to do it. Believe it or not, you can do it right from your smartphone!
Here’s how you can create slideshow videos on your Android smartphone (you can also do this using iPhone, though a few steps may vary).
- To get started, open your Google Photos app, then go to the menu in the top right corner (this appears as three vertical dots) and tap “movie.” This will take you into your photo library and ask you to “Select items.”
- Select the photos or video clips you want to include (again, you can choose up to 50) by tapping them, and then tap the “Create” button at the upper right of your screen. Your video will take just a minute or two to process, after which you can add a title, select the color theme by tapping the “Special Effect” option, and even add music by tapping the “Song” option.
- Once you’ve finished editing, you can share the finished product by going back to the menu at top right, and choosing “Export”, to store the clip on your phone, or “Share,” to post it to Facebook or other social media.
Just like that, you’ve assembled a wonderful memento for friends and family to enjoy. I love to assemble short videos after vacations or special celebrations. It’s a great way to preserve and share these special moments in a unique and fun way, and best of all, with Google Photos, all it takes is a few clicks!
It would really be nice if Consumer Cellular would accept payments from a personal bank account. My bank account never changes, but my credit card changes quite a lot. PayPal would also be another good alternative. Consumer Cellular really does need to expand their payment options to make it easier for all of their customers.
Thank you for the feedback, Robert. Many of our customers pay with a card, or even a check if that is more convenient. We’re happy to discuss all of the options with you at 888-345-5509 so we can make sure you’re using the most convenient option. We appreciate you posting, and we look forward to speaking with you!
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We’re sorry to hear that, Paul! If you like, we can talk with you about your cellphone needs, and make a recommendation that is right for you. You can call us at 888-345-5509, and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for posting today!
When you receive a slideshow how do you save the pictures? Thanks
Thanks for asking, BJ. When you receive the slideshow, it will be a video file, so you won’t be able to save the individual pictures. The person who sent you the slideshow could share the links to the photos as well, and you could download and save them to your phone. If we can answer any other questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting today!
I want to look at the phones
Thanks for posting, Rollie. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our devices if you like over the phone at 888-345-5509. You can also find a retail location near you so that you can buy the device in person. Find the location nearest you by using our Store Locator here. And rest assured, with our Risk-Free Guarantee, you can always return a purchased device if it isn’t the right fit. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we hope you find the perfect phone for you!
Not to be a broken record (if you even know what that is?) — please consider adding PayPal to your payment options.
Thank you for the suggestion, Doug. I’ve passed it on to our billing team for review. We appreciate you posting today!
6 month reminder — still interested in using PayPal to pay my CC bill. Any updates?
Thanks for asking, Doug. We don’t have any new payment options to announce just now, but we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated here on the blog!
For my simple flip phone, all the calls under my “Usage” listing show as “Airtime”. I’m guessing that “smarter” phones might also connect with Internet “wi-fi” — is this correct? Are any of your simple phones wi-fi enabled?
Thanks for asking, Doug! At this time, we don’t offer any flip phones with Wi-Fi or internet capabilities. We appreciate you posting!
Any update on taking PayPal?
Hi Doug, thanks for your post. PayPal is not a payment option for our service but you can pay online using your online account, you can also give us a call to make your payment, chat with us to push it through, or even set up autopay for your account as other options.