You can now take an astrophotography timelapse on your Google Pixel phone

Google Pixel 5
(Image credit: Google / Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash)

UPDATE: Google has released its latest Feature Drop for Google Pixel camera phones. This new update comes packed with some exciting new features – and some updates to hone already existing features too.

As previously reported, users will now be able to capture astrophotography timelapses. However, this feature comes baked into the already-existing astrophotography feature. This means that whenever a user captures an astro photo, the Google Pixel phone will automatically capture a short timelapse of the exposure at the same time, creating a video that users can view alongside the final image.

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