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[Update: Rolling out] Google Camera app gets "Timelapse" mode for Pixel phones


The Google Pixel smartphone camera is arguably the best you can buy, and the software continues to improve. Today, Google has revealed that it is adding a new "Timelapse" mode to the Pixel camera.

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Coming out of the box on the line of Pixel 3a, Google is bringing this new Timelapse camera mode to all its Pixel smartphones. The company claims that an update of the Google Camera app on Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 devices will add this new mode to the same grid of modes as "Night Sight."

As the name implies, this new feature allows Google Pixel phones to record long segments of images in just a few frames per second, so you can speed up images in 5x, 10x, 30x, or 120x. 5 minutes of recording played in 10x, for example, would result in a video of 30 seconds duration. The interface itself shows a recording button at the bottom with a slider for each of the different recording speeds.

These timelapses will also be supported natively in the Google Photos app.

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Update 5/8: As of today, this functionality is being implemented by all Pixel owners. Google Camera 6.2 is now available in the Google Play Store and adds Timelapse mode to the "More" section of the camera application, adjacent to Night Sight.

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