Getting started with Pearl

The first thing you will see when you open the Pearl app is the Create screen. This is where the magic happens! Here is where you select the photos you want to use in the Pearl video, add music, record a voice narration, and enter text you would like placed on the first frame of the final video.

  • Tap “Photos” to select up to 20 photos from your camera roll. These photos will be used to build the video slideshow. For the best results, use the same type of center-cropped square photos that you would use for Instagram.
  • Tap “Music” to select the right music to fit the mood of your video. We play this music softly in the background to accompany your voice narration, if you choose to record one.
  • Tap “Narrate” to record up to 60 seconds of a voice narration for your Pearl video. You can record a brief intro, talk about the photos, tell a story, sing a song, or just say anything you want!
  • Tap “Title” to enter text that you would like to appear on top of the first photos used in the Pearl video. This is especially helpful when you share Pearl videos to social media, since this will be the first frame that people see in the stream. It’s a great way to let people know what your video is about.

When are done creating your Pearl video, tap “Next” in the upper right corner to choose how and where you want to share your masterpiece. You will also have the option to just save the video to the camera roll on your phone, where you can choose what you want to do with it later.