All Google Pixel smartphones are getting a time-lapse feature in the Google Camera app

The keynote at Google I/O was full of exciting announcements. We finally got to see the Pixel 3a/3a XL in an official light, received some more news about Android Q, and saw the Nest Hub Max, confirming previous rumors. As well as news specific to the Pixel 3a/3a XL, Google announced some more general news for all Google Pixel devices. This included support for the Android Q beta 3, as well as the announcement that the Google Camera app will be getting a time-lapse feature designed to work specifically with all Google Pixel devices.

The feature is available now on the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL via an update for the camera app. It’s also coming to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. To access the feature, open the camera app, then swipe over to “More.” From there, you should be able to see it in the grid of features, alongside older features like Night Sight, Lens, and Slow Motion.

The time-lapse is not always perfect, but it’s a fun feature to play with that can yield some cool results. The Pixel camera software is known for being somewhat lacking in features, so it’s good to see Google continuing to develop it. Time-lapses are also now natively supported in Google Photos, making it even easier for you to manage them.


Updated: May 7, 2019 — 9:59 pm