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Cut/Trim Video

To cut or trim video, kindly follow the steps below:

✅Open the google photo app, then open the video you want to edit. 

✅At the bottom of the selected video, tap the "edit" icon.

✅To trim the video to a different length: Tap and Drag the Trim Handles left and right to select the portion of your video you want to keep. (See image below).

✅To save a copy of the video with your edits, at the bottom right, tap Save copy.

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How To Retrieve/Recover The Deleted Google Photos?

If you have back up & sync on, photos and videos you delete will stay in your trash for 60 days.

Try to check first your device.

On your Android phone or tablet:

✅Open the Google Photos app.

✅At the top left, tap Menu > Trash.

✅Touch and hold the photo or video you want to recover.

✅At the bottom, tap Restore. The photo or video will be back:

1. In your phoneInto the "Photos" section of the app.

2. Into any albums it was in.

If you have deleted the photos from the Trash, therefore you have deleted your files permanently. Google Photos does not have feature for recovering the permanently deleted files.

Is there any other way I can try to recover my permanently deleted files?

Yes! there is a third party app that you may try to use to recover your permanently deleted photos/videos. You may download the File Recovery from the Google Play Store(Android Device only). File Recovery app can recover permanently deleted files(photos/videos). I'm also using it. 

Note: this app must be installed and use with the device where the files was deleted.

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How to Enable Google Photos Dark Mode?

Dark Mode Feature is not available yet on Google Photos, but there is a work around to have the Dark Mode Enabled.

This will work only for Android 10 & Later, If you are using a device with Android 10 or later, Google Photos' dark mode is controlled by the system-wide dark theme.

Follow the steps below:

✅Open the Settings app,

✅tap "Display,"

✅then toggle on the "Dark theme" switch.

(See image below)

If you don't want to keep coming to the Settings menu to turn it on and off, use the quick settings toggle instead.

To do it, follow the steps below:

✅swipe down from the top of your display with one or two fingers.

✅Then, tap "Dark theme."

If you don't see it, swipe to see if it's on another quick settings page. If it's still not there,

✅tap the pencil icon, then drag it from the inactive zone to the active area, then use that.

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How To Set Photo as Wallpaper?

To set photos as wall paper, kindly follow the steps below:

✅Select the photo

✅Tap the three dots at the top right hand corner.

✅Select "Use as".

✅Choose Wallpaper.


(See image below).

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How To Rotate Image in Google Photos?

Kindly follow the steps below:

✅Select the photo

✅Tap "crop" in the selection

✅Tap the rotate icon

✅Hit save.


(See Image below)

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