Facebook is testing its Slideshow movie maker feature, which lets you post a slideshow of multiple photos and videos with music, on the Android beta app. The Slideshow feature was introduced on iOS in June this year, with a pre-made slide show that could be customised by adding or removing content, whilst also choosing themes on top. The pre-made slide show was created out of at least five photos or videos taken in last 24 hours on its own. Now, Facebook is testing the Slideshow feature on its Android beta app where it will allow users to create their own slideshow and post it.
Facebook introduced its Slideshow feature in its ‘Moments’ app but it forayed into the company’s iOS app in June this year. However, there was a catch that the users could not find any option inside the app to discover and create the slide show, but only when they accidentally happen upon an already posted Slideshow in their News Feed. Then, they just had to tap on ‘Try it’ to create a Slideshow, customised with Facebook’s predefined music. The only other way was the method we mentioned earlier, which would let users customise a pre-made slide show.
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With the arrival of the Slideshow feature on the Facebook beta app for Android, you can create your own Slideshow and don’t have to explicitly scrolling through your News Feed to find another slideshow, or wait till Facebook generates one for you. Inside the app, tapping on the writing canvas at the top will open into a new window with multiple options like photos, videos, Go Live, Check In etc. There also sits the new Slideshow option, clicking on which will take you to Facebook’s Slideshow editor. To make a Slideshow, you need at least three photos that are in your phone and you can preferably choose one of the already given music themes. You can even give the Slideshow a title that will stay at the top. At this moment, you cannot choose a music tune of your choice. Furthermore, you can tag people on the photos within the Slideshow.
After you are done selecting photos and music, clicking on Next at the top right corner creates the Slideshow where you can choose its orientation and trim it according to the preferred time span. If you want your Slideshow to go in HD, there’s toggle at the top of the Slideshow to turn it on. This is a part of the Facebook’s newly-introduced HD video uploading feature. This feature is still in testing and a broader rollout can be expected to occur soon enough. Recently, Facebook also brought a plethora of new features to its Android app on both beta and stable versions like a floating video widget, offline video downloading among others.