This morning, Google and Snap unveiled a series of features exclusive to the Google Pixel 6. At the very least, solely for a length of time. The Snapchat Camera will be “available directly from a phone lock screen” for the first time.
A feature called “Quick Tap” was discovered in an Android 12 beta build earlier this year. Users of the Google Pixel 5 might “use Quick Tap” using this function. This function can be found in Settings – System – Gestures, and it allows users to access a variety of shortcuts by “tapping rear of the phone twice.”
Users may play/pause media, pull down notifications, access Recent Apps, activate Google Assistant or open a user-set app with the feature’s test release on the Pixel 5. Other “Quick Tap” custom-coded capabilities for Pixel devices are also anticipated to appear in the future.
But for the time being, we’ll start with Snapchat. “Quick Tap to Snap,” launched alongside the Google Pixel 6, will make the Snapchat Camera available from the Pixel 6 lock screen. Users will record media using this technique, but access to the rest of the Snapchat app will require unlocking.
The Pixel 6 will also “launch exclusive augmented reality Lenses,” according to Snapchat. With the Pixel 6, Snapchat will also offer live translation “inside Snapchat’s camera and chat.” Users will be able to “capture wide-angle Snaps and also communicate to your pals in more than 10 languages, and translate discussions in real-time,” according to the press release.
Before we go any further, keep in mind that some functionalities are not yet available. On October 19th, 2021, you will not be able to download “Quick Tap to Snap” to your phone. This (and other similar features) will be available “in the coming months,” with Quick Tap likely to be available when the Pixel 6 is launched to the general market. By the end of October 2021, the Google Pixel 6 will be available.