Google Camera 8.7 update for Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro rollout: All the details
Google Camera 8.7 is now rolling out to older Pixel phones. Version 8.7 of Google’s camera app for Pixel phones was included in the Google Pixel 7 series, and the update is now available for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The update also adds some features that were previously limited to the Pixel 7 lineup. Users will be able to quickly switch zoom modes with a dual tab, and a feature that was disabled in May has returned to Pixel phones from the last year.
According to a report from 9to5Google, the Google Camera 8.7 update for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will allow users to switch between zoom modes (1x and 2x) by double tapping the viewfinder. This feature was available on the Pixel 7.
The report further states that despite the new 8.7 camera update, the Pixel 6 Pro still cannot adjust the exposure time in night shots. However, the Pixel 7 series allows users to do the same by tapping an indicator to the right of the zoom slider.
In May, Google disabled the Familiar Faces feature on the Pixel 6 series. The feature is now available on these handsets, with the latest Google Camera update.
Additionally, it has also become easier to select a location to save an image in the locked folder, which is protected by your device’s password. Users can simply long-press on their latest photo preview and save it wherever they want, according to the report.
As mentioned earlier, Google Camera version 8.7, available on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, featured an improved macro focus mode. This feature is currently not available for Pixel 6 Pro users.
The Google Camera 8.7 update is rolling out through the Play Store. Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro owners can head over to the Google Play Store and download the update to access the new features available on the latest update.