Live photos which were introduced with the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus basically capture 1.5 seconds video both after and before capturing the image. When users press down on a Live Photo in their iPhones the image animates appears like a tiny clipping with that seems to have captured the action before and after a photo.
Live photos have been around since 2015, but there are few social networks that actually support them. Thanks to a WhatsApp update, iOS users can now at least share Live Photos as GIFs of video, making them available on a platform other than their iPhones.
So far, Live photos can captured using an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. Live Photos are so far only supported on devices running iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and WatchOS 2 or later. Hopefully things should get better now that the new API is out.
Published Date: Apr 25, 2017 04:38 pm | Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 04:38 pm