How to set your Google Photos Images as Live Wallpaper on Android

Google has recently pushed a new update for its Photos app. The update brings a feature which allow Android users to set Google Photos Images as a Live Wallpaper on any Android device. If you like using your own images on your smartphone’s home screen instead of the default wallpapers and you’ve a great collection of images in your Google Photos library. Then, you’ll love using this new Google Photos app feature. Here’s how you can set your Google Photos Images as Live Wallpaper on Android.

The latest version of the app (V5.22) enables a new option, named as Memories. Memories feature was initially announced in September, last year. The feature uses AI (artificial intelligence) and help users rediscover old photos and videos. Google adds a new functionality to the feature which allows you to set live wallpapers using your Google Photos album.

If you want to use your Google Photos Album as a Live Wallpaper on your smartphone, then you can follow the below-mentioned steps

How to set Live Wallpaper of your Google Photos Album with Memories

Google Photos 5.22 is rolling out on the Play Store, the newer version includes the live wallpaper functionality. Although, the newer version is not yet available for everyone on the Play Store if you want to use the new feature, then you need to update the app to 5.22 version, you can download the APK from third-party websites like APKMirror. After downloading the app, follow the below steps.

How to set your Google Photos Images as Live Wallpaper on Android
  1. At first you need to download the Google Photos 5.22 on your smartphone, from Play Store or afore-listed link.
  2. Now tap and hold on your smartphone’s home screen.
  3. Then, tap on Wallpaper.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Live Wallpapers.
  5. Tap on Memories to set your Google Photos Album.
  6. That’s it.

Note: The new Memories Live wallpaper option is available in the stock wallpaper picker, you can also use Google Wallpapers app to use Memories Live Wallpaper.

You can also create a new album manually and pick some amazing photos, that you can set as a live wallpaper with the new memories option. If you love using the stock wallpapers, then you can join any Google Photos album from our stock wallpapers collection and set it the carousel on your smartphone’s home screen. That’s it.

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By Haneet Singh

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