Today we are excited to announce the integration of Google’s cloud storage and collaboration service, Google Drive, into our web app at Magisto.com and our YouTube Create application. For the first time, you’ll be able to edit videos stored on Google Drive, automatically. We couldn’t be prouder to be one of the newest Google Drive partners!

Previously, when you used Magisto’s web app, you were restricted to uploading the videos you had stored on your computer’s hard drive.  This could be frustrating, since we store our videos in multiple places like our computers, mobile devices or cloud-based services like Google Drive. Our integration lets you create Magisto movies from any computer using videos stored on your Google Drive—with Drive, you’re no longer tethered to your computer when you use our web app!

And it provides nearly instantaneous uploading–even for full HD videos–and allows you to create as many movies as you’d like–simultaneously–since the upload isn’t taking place on your PC.

What’s more is that this also offers more collaboration opportunities to make Magisto movies with your friends and family. By sharing videos together on Google Drive, you can easily import a variety of clips from the same event to create a unique Magisto movie.

Today we’re also launching a Magisto Google Chrome extension that works with Google Drive as well, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the new integration at Magisto.com, on YouTube and via Chrome.

Right now our Drive integration is available via our web and YouTube applications and the new Chrome extension, but we are working on providing you with the ability to use it within our mobile Magisto apps in the near future as well.  In the meantime, you can use the service on your Android device by installing the Magisto Chrome app from the Chrome Web app store to create Magisto movies using Drive integration on mobile.

Additionally, we are working to expand our Premium download option to Google Drive and will soon offer users an option to download their Magisto-made videos directly to their Google Drive.

With the launch of the new extension, plus our integration with Google Drive, turning all of your video memories into magical movies is easier than ever.  We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it!  As always, let us know what you think!