The official support means users can now store, view and organize Live Photos separately from their device's Camera Roll inside Google's app. Once uploaded to a Google Photos account, Live Photos are assigned a Live Photo icon and can be brought to life within the iOS app using a pressure-sensitive 3D Touch gesture.
The update also brings added support for the Split View multitasking feature native to iOS 9, allowing photos in the app to be perused alongside other apps on iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro devices.
In addition, Google Photos now supports the native 2732x2048 resolution of the iPad Pro, where previously the app would scale up on the device's 12.9-inch screen.
Elsewhere, navigation in the app has been improved so that users spend less time flipping "hamburger" menus, while cache usage has been reduced on devices that are running low on space.
Google Photos is a free download on the App Store for iPad and iPhone. [Direct Link]