Add a little on-demand holiday cheer to any photo you take

The latest update to the Google+ app (and therefore the Photos app) lets you add on-demand animated snowfall to any picture you take. If you've been using Google+ to share photos lately and have "Auto Awesome" effects turned on you may notice many of your holiday-themed pictures adding snowfall and twinkling highlights automatically, but you can now do that under your own direction with the latest update.

Simply grab the new version of Google+, rolling out gradually today, and view one of your pictures in the app (or the Phtoos app, same thing). Give your phone a little shake while viewing the photo full-screen, and you'll see the same falling snow animation that was applied by Auto Awesome. Shake your phone again, and you'll save that new version of the photo and can share it out to your circles.

It's a fun little holiday-themed update to the app, and we're sure more than a few people will take advantage of the new feature.

Source: +Paul Sowden

 

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Want snow on your Google+ photos? Just shake your phone

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Yeah it isn't all its cracked up to be

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

If this follows the usual slow roll out, I probably won't get the update until January. They should have added this back in November.

it doesnt work for me either currently using lg nexus 4 kitkat 4.4.2. all google apps updated. am i doing something wrong?

It's been doing this for me for days now. In Dallas in the big ice storm. Almost every picture I took with ice on the ground added snowfall to the photo.

I assumed it was a winter thing. And no. I can't get it to work on any other photo. Maybe I don't have the update.

Yeah I noticed that as well... I figured someone at Google just hated DFW.... Lol

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