Now Your Pixel Will Wait for Everyone to Smile Before Taking a Photo.

While we had cameras, we tried to get the perfect group photo. You put the camera on a stand, turn on the timer, run back to the crowd, say “Cheese!” and hope no one blinked. Of course, someone often does this, and you have to take the picture again – that is, if you do not have a phone that can automatically take pictures at the right time.

How Pixel Auto Timer works

Google has a feature for its Pixel phones that allows you to take the perfect group shot, or at least have as many chances of getting one as you want. Your Pixel will analyze the group and wait until it feels like everyone is eagerly waiting and smiling. Then and only then will he take the picture.

With this feature, you don’t have to worry about setting a timer long enough to get back in time for a photo; it only clicks when you are all ready. However, he can be photographed without you if everyone in the group smiles before you get there. However, you will have many more chances to do this in the photo as well (more on this later).

The only potential downside to using this feature is that it only works with a selfie camera. Now, your Pixel’s front camera is probably taking great photos, but your smartphone’s rear camera (or cameras) are almost always better. If you really want to use the rear camera for a group photo, you can certainly, but you won’t be able to take advantage of the self-timer feature.

How to take the perfect group photo with the Pixel

Of course, you need a suitable phone for this. This feature is currently available on Pixel 3 and newer. To set it up, open the Camera app on your Pixel and switch to the front camera. Tap the down arrow at the top of the display, then tap the “A” icon next to the timer (“A” stands for Auto). Then press the shutter button and your Pixel will automatically take a selfie when everyone in the frame is smiling.

The self-timer does not prevent blinking – the function takes a picture at the moment when it detects that all objects are smiling. It doesn’t seem to take into account how open your eyes are, so you can still get bad luck. However, this is where the downside of this great feature comes into play; the self-timer will continue to take pictures approximately every two seconds until it detects that everyone is smiling. So, just tell your group to hold their ground for a bit and you will have several options to work with.


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