It seems that according to some users, an update for the Google Photos app is removing one of the headlining features of the Pixel 6 series, Magic Eraser, a tool that lets users remove objects or people from photos.
If your Pixel smartphone has upgraded to the affected 5.67 version (according to Android Central) fret not, since Google has said that a fix for the same is coming soon.
In case you are wondering, the version of the Photos app without Magic Eraser seems to be missing from the Play Store, but its presence on APK Mirror confirms that it is indeed real. A user suggests that the broken version did prompt a tip about the object removal feature, even though it was no longer accessible.
Is Google Really Going to Fix this Issue?
Yes, Alex Moriconi, Google’s spokesperson has told the Verge that the company “identified an issue early in the rollout of [its] latest Photos update and are providing a fix shortly.”
The users getting upset is quite understandable, especially since some might have thought that the once dramatically advertised feature was now going away.
So, if you can no longer see the Magic Eraser tool, do not worry, since Google has taken note of this issue and a fix is coming soon, so it should be over soon.
What Else is the Company Working on?
In other news, Google Photos, the search giant’s Photo gallery applications will now make it easier for users to access the local folder for their screenshots. The home page now features a large shortcut button that redirects the user to the screenshot folder.
As of now, it is not known as to whether Google Photos will display a similar button for other local files or just for screenshots, but, despite that, it seems to be making way to many Android handsets.
Google’s latest flagships, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are also getting a new update that brings with it support for heart rate tracking and respiratory tracking features, tools that are exclusive to Pixel series smartphones as of now.
It seems that Google has further released an update that brings with it the Adaptive Sound feature for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to adjust the audio quality of the smartphone depending on the surrounding.