Google Pixel 8 Devices Get Circle to Search As Part of Pixel Feature Drop

Google Circle to Search

Google is rolling out a new Feature for the Pixel 8 series smartphones dubbed Circle to Search. The feature Provides easy access to Search. Allows you to search anything on your screen with a gesture, such as a circle, tap, scribble, or highlight. It’s an interesting new feature developed by Google itself. Itā€™s now rolling out to Google Pixel 8 devices to improve the experience of users who rely on the giant’s search engine.

The feature will be making its way to the Pixel 8 flagships as a part of the latest Pixel Feature Drop. But the good news is that the feature is rolling out for Google Pixel 8 series smartphones as a server-side update. That means you donā€™t need to download anything to enjoy the feature.Ā 

How Can You Use Circle to Search on Google Pixel 8 Devices

As the name suggests, Circle to Search lets you search by circling things on the screen. What you circle is what will be searched. As for how you can use the feature on the Google Pixel 8 devices, you have two options. If you have three-button navigation enabled, you need to long-press the home screen button.

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But if you donā€™t have the three-button navigation enabled, you can long-press the navigation bar to start Circle to search. You can check out the video attached below to see how the feature will work on the Google Pixel 8 devices.

On that note, besides circling things on the screen, you can tap on something, highlight it, or scribble it to initiate the search. It will essentially make searching more intuitive and natural on the Pixel 8 smartphones. And it would have been great to see the feature come to the other Android smartphones.

Circle to Search is an interesting addition to the Pixel 8’s ecosystem. It’s an exclusive feature that aims to improve the experience of its owners. Hopefully, we will see Google rolling the feature for more devices in the future.

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