Some Android telephones supply a nifty video answer referred to as HEVC (Excessive Effectivity Video Coding) that data your creations within the H.265 format as an alternative of H.264. This takes up much less house in your telephone and in your cloud library, so it is one thing many individuals toggle on (it is not on by default on a Pixel, for instance). Sadly, Google Pictures is not at the moment in a position to edit and save these H.265 movies, a lot to the dismay of many customers.

Quite a few complaints on this Google Photos Help post verify that movies created utilizing the low-storage codec will open for enhancing however then refuse to save lots of as soon as alterations have been made. The unique poster was utilizing a Pixel three, however it’s not unique to that system — additional feedback come from house owners of Samsung, OnePlus, and different Google telephones. An identical subject was reported earlier this month by PiunikaWeb.

Apparently, the Google Pictures replace supplied a repair again in November of final 12 months, however a flurry of newer studies suggests the bug is again within the newest model of the app and extra widespread than earlier than. The one workaround, in the interim, appears to be reverting again to recording video within the older H.264/AVC format so you’ll be able to edit and save at will. Within the meantime, we are able to solely hope that Google will commit a while to discovering a everlasting decision for the issue.