First Google Pixel 4 ‘feature drop’ adds cavalcade of new capabilitiesDecember 10, 2019
Although the Pixel 4 and 4 XL only launched a little over a month ago, Google has today announced a number of new features are coming to the Android flagships, with “the first Pixel feature drop” of many set to roll out this month.
The new update will arrive on Pixel 4 handsets in the coming weeks and includes three main features: the ability to add background blur to photos after you’ve taken them, robocall screening and improved Duo video calling.
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As mentioned, the update allows you to select any picture stored in the Google Photos app and dial in a variable amount of portrait-style background bokeh to your shot, essentially highlighting your subject by enhancing the photo’s depth of field.
For some photos, the ability to add this blur will show up as a suggested action when opening the picture, but you can manually access it on any photo by heading to ‘edit’ then bumping up the ‘blur’ slider in the ‘levels’ tab.