Google has just released the latest Pixel Feature Drop, and there are more things to check out than we expected. But if you’ve gung-ho about the camera – a good chance if you chose a Pixel over any other phone – then you’ll be happy to hear that one of the advertised features, animated astrophotography, already makes it Pixels.

It arrives with the Google Camera 8.2.400 update (via XDA developers) which is currently rolling out in the Google Play Store. If you already have the update, go to Advanced settings and switch Enable astrophotography timeouts.

Once activated, place the Pixel on a tripod and wait for the shutter to change from moons to stars. You do not need to follow any additional steps to take timelapse. Google will process both an image and a timelapse at the same time. Even if you have to give it at least 2.5 minutes – the longer you wait, the better the picture and the longer it will last.

If you have not received the update, try downloading the Google Camera application via APK Mirror. It worked well for APs Scott and Rita using a Pixel 5.

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