Here's how to stabilize shaky videos in Google Photos

There is a decent possibility that a video will become shaky while being recorded for various reasons. An unsteady surface, movement of the person taking the video, or simply unstable hands can all result in a shaky video.

It isn’t very pleasant for people when their videos are not up to their expectations. But thanks to Google Photos, you get an amazing built-in video stabilization feature that works like magic.

This article will guide you on how you can stabilize shaky videos with Google Photos in just a few clicks, which will surely make your video look professional and pleasant to the eye.

Note: This method is valid for Android and iOS users.

What is the solution for treating a shaky video?

If you have accidentally ruined the moment by capturing a shaky video, then don’t worry. In today’s era of AI and deep fakes, videos can be easily stabilized to a certain level using software tricks.

However, the issue with stabilizing software is that they can be quite expensive. On the other hand, Google Photos offers this feature for free on Android and iOS devices.

How to stabilize shaky videos in Google Photos

  • Install Google Photos from the respective app store (for Android & iOS)
  • Once installed, launch the app
  • Click the ‘library’ option in the bottom right corner
  • Choose the video you want to stabilize
  • After loading the video, go to the bottom and select the ‘edit’ option
  • Press the ‘stabilize’ option in the bottom left corner of the window

When done, allow Google Photos to stabilize the video. The process may take some time depending on the file size.

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When the stabilization process is finished, click the ‘save copy’ button in the bottom right corner of the window to save the modified version of the video.

While it’s always better to shoot a smooth video to reduce the work and hassle of smoothing it later, it’s great that Google Photos offers a viable and free option for stabilizing shaky videos.

We hope you would have found our guide helpful. If you want to read more informative content on Google Photos, click here.

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