The Pixel 6 series will receive a feature called “Quick Tap to Snap,” which will allow users to access the Snapchat camera directly from the lock screen of the latest Google phones. Snap at the Pixel Fall Launch event on Tuesday announced its partnership with Google to enable a new feature specifically for the latest Pixel phones. The company said that by allowing users to access the Snapchat camera from the lock screen, the Pixel 6 models have become the fastest phones for Snap. This is also the first time that the camera mode version of Snapchat has been accessed from the lock screen.
To use the “Quick Tap to Snap” feature, users simply need to touch the back of the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro when the phone is locked. This will allow users to take snapshots without unlocking the device. However, Pixel 6 phones must be unlocked in order to share Snap online.
Pixel 6 Pro users will also be able to use the ultra-wide-angle camera in Snapchat’s new ultra-wide selfie feature to take wider shots.
“This OEM lock screen integration is a key step towards making Snapchat the fastest way to share the moment, and we hope to bring more innovation to our community with our partners at Google and beyond.” international markets Nana Murugesan, said in a statement.
Along with the lock screen integration, Snap and Google have announced exclusive augmented reality (AR) lenses. Key Google Pixel features, including live translation, will also be directly available in the Pixel 6 series Snapchat’s chat functionality. This will allow Snapchat users to chat with their friends on the platform in more than 10 languages.
“It’s a pleasure to partner with Snap to bring this Pixel-first capability to our new phones and help users capture the world as it happens,” said Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president of devices and services, in a joint statement with Snap.
The new features will be available to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users in the coming months.
“Billions of images are captured every day, and through these device partnerships, Snap makes it easier than ever for our community to capture the moment they happen,” said Ben Schwerin, senior vice president of content and partnerships at Snap.