How to Take (Motion Photos) Live Photos on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Live Photos is an amazing feature Apple introduced in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Sensing its stupendous popularity, Samsung also introduced this feature in its two flagship phones: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Reason is simple: Samsung doesn’t want to lag behind in the competition. But Samsung is far behind Apple in time and feature of Live Photos.

Samsung calls it Motion Photo (obviously, the brand cannot use Live Photos) to stand out in the market. So, if you have got the latest Samsung phones, you can take Live Photos (Motion Photo) on Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

The Motion Photo on Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus runs for 3 seconds on your phone; you can see a play button on upper right corner of your phone. By tapping on that button, you can see Motion Photo on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

Moreover, you need to enable Motion Photo feature on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Here in this tutorial, we will write about how you can take Motion Photo on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.


How to Enable Live Photos on Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

ways to enable live photos on galaxy S8 or S8 plus

Step #1: Launch Camera app on your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus.

Step #2: Now tap on Gear icon, i.e. Settings of the Camera app.

Step #3: From the list of options, turn on Motion Photo feature.

Note that once you enable this feature, your phone camera will start taking Motion Photos, and there won’t be any indication of Motion Photo on the Camera app in your phone.

After taking Motion Photo, it will be stored in Gallery of your phone. From there, open the photo and then tap on the play button seen on the upper right corner. You can see a three-second video, which actually a Motion Photo or Live Photo on your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.

Since your phone doesn’t give you any indication of the feature enabled, you need to be careful about the number of photos you take. Remember, Motion Photos will occupy more space on your phone memory.

Hence, you should use this Motion Photo feature judiciously on your phone. You can deal with this space issue by using the best Micro SD cards for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.


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