For every Android fanboy, there is no comparison between Android and iOS when it comes to functionality. However, even the strongest of Apple critics admit how well the brand can reinvent things, just as they have done with Live Photos. However, getting Live Photos on Android in not an impossible feat.

In fact, Live Photos are basically high quality .GIF files that gives you a short soundless video. If you have been looking for a way to get Live Photos on Android, you’re just an app away.

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Step 1: Download Camera MX app

While there are plenty of good Android camera apps that can bring Live Photos on Android, Camera MX is our choice here. Head over to the Google Play Store app and search for “Camera MX” or download the app using the link below.

Live Photos on Android

Download Camera MX from the Google Play Store

There are some other great alternatives that you can try out to capture Live Photos on your Android device:

Gif Me! Camera: Records video clips as animated GIFs

Step 2: Grab Live Photos on Android

Once you open Camera MX app, you will be able to view a list of modes on the top of the screen. Here you can find the “Live Shot” mode, which records animated portion of your photo before you press the shutter button.

Live Photos on Android

To begin, press the spiral-shaped icon on the top-left corner of the screen. Now hold your device still for a few seconds and press the shutter button to take a “Live Photo”.

Step 3: View and edit the Live Shot picture

The picture will take a few seconds to process and will be ready for viewing. Tap on the Gallery icon in the bottom corner and check out your captured photo. Similar to Live Photos, the image will become animated when you press and hold the screen.

 View and edit the Live Shot picture

If you like to edit the beginning or end of your Live Photos on Android, press the Edit button on the top and press “Edit Live Shot”. You can use the round slider to set the beginning and end of the photo and hit “Save current image” when you’re done.

Live Photos on Android

Have you made your fellow Android buddies envious with Live Photos yet? Let us know which is your favorite app to capture Live Photos on Android down below in the comments.

Source: WonderHowTo

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  • Geet Sharma

    There are so many apps for taking live photos on android, but i would like to suggest you to use Movense ( http://www.movense.com/ ) App. It is a content platform that enables artists, brands and publishers through interactive Live Photos App.

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