Update coming to Google Camera app brings Material You changes, no Frequent Faces
The Camera app found on Pixel handsets, otherwise known as the Google Camera app, is receiving an update to version 8.6. Right off the bat, we can state that the update is not going to add some amazing new camera features. This update is more about the appearance of the Pixel Camera app when opened. The update adds some Material You features and other adjustments to the user interface.
Right now it appears that the update has yet to be widely disseminated and it has not been made widely available via the Google Play Store. You can check your Pixel to see when the update comes in by opening the Google Play Store. Once the Android app marketplace is open, tap the profile picture in the upper right corner and tap on Manage apps & devices. The screen will show you if you have any apps that have received an update.
At left, the current 8.5 version. In the middle and at right are images from the updated version 8.6. Credit 9to5Google
Click on “see details” to see a list of the pending updates and look for Google Camera. If you see the app on the list, tap on the word “Update” located inside the lozenge on the very right. And that should take you to Google Camera 8.6.
Google removed “Frequent Faces” as we noted above, but plans on bringing it back in a future update. No specific date has been mentioned by Google for the return of the feature.
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