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Google Photos can help you create a cute video for your mom on Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you have yet to think of a gift for your mom, Google wants to help. The company has launched a new feature in Google Photos that allows you to turn your photos with your mom into a cutesy little movie that you can show her.

Of course, that probably shouldn’t be your only gift.

The feature itself is pretty easy to use. Google Photos will give you a list of faces it recognizes, and you can choose one of your mother. You can then pick her children, including yourself and any siblings you have. You could also abuse the feature — it appears as though you could choose anyone to be your mother if you so choose.

“It automatically chooses the best photos of the mother and children, and sets it all to music to make a personalized movie,” Google Photos product manager Tim Novikoff wrote in a blog post. “People can make these movies for anyone they want, not just their own mom. I made one for Oana, to celebrate her being such a great mother to our daughter.”

Once you have chosen the different people to appear in the movie, the movie itself will pop up in the Google Photos Assistant tab. You will not be able to edit the images picked for the movie so, hopefully, it will turn out well.

The feature is especially helpful for those who use Google Photos actively — as there will be a bigger and hopefully better selection of images for Google Photos to choose from. You could, of course, upload your own images to the website solely to create this movie, too.

To make a Mother’s Day video for yourself, simply head to and hit the “Get Started” button.

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