The new Live Photo features introduced in iOS for the latest iPhone models has been a complete success. Samsung is also trying to keep up with the trend (and doing an excellent job in the process), so they came up with a similar feature called ‘Motion Photos’ fo their newly released Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
If you’re familiar with the iOS Live Photos then you should know that Motion Photos work in a similar manner. To put it simply, they’re designed to replace a still photo with a vivid, animated memory, somewhere between a GIF and a video.
One problem with Motion photos is that if you make them, you make them for yourself. For now, Samsung did not provide any stock capability to share these animations on the web. While this may very well change in a future update, there’s no need to wait for it.
Extract videos from Motion Photos on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
A cool app called Motion Photo Sharer for S7 lets you easily extract videos from Motion Photos on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and it also includes sharing options. The best part is, the app is free and works flawlessly. Follow the simple steps below to learn how to use it.
Install Motion Photo Sharer for S7 from the link below or by searching its name in the Play Store app.
Download Motion Photo Sharer for S7 (Google Play)
After the app finishes installing, open your preferred gallery app (regardless if it’s a third-party app or the stock option) and select one or more Motion Photos you’d like to extract video from.
Then, tap the Share icon.
In the sharing menu, locate the ‘Motion Photo Sharer‘ entry and select it.
On the following screen, you can either save the video to your gallery or share it to another app.