Snapchat has announced that it has partnered with Google to bring a new feature on Pixel 6 called “Quick Tap to Snap,” launching later this year. This new Pixel-first feature adds the Snapchat camera directly onto the device’s lock screen for fast and easy access. Snap Inc. says that this will make Pixel 6 the fastest phone to make a Snap.
Since the Snapchat camera will be accessible from the lock screen, users will be able to take snaps without even unlocking their devices. This partnership adds simple gesture support to the Pixel 6 to launch the Snapchat into “Camera Only” mode on the lock screen by tapping the back of the phone. This speedy and simple gesture will help Snapchatters using Pixel 6 capture moments quickly before they disappear. When Snap is ready to share, users can authenticate on their phones to unlock the full app experience. Another good news is that users can also make use of the ultra-wide camera in Snapchat on Pixel 6 Pro.
Snapchat and Google to Launch New Features in Coming Months
In addition to “Quick Tap to Snap,” Snapchat and Google will launch exclusive augmented reality Lenses. Apart from this, some of Pixel’s key features like live translation will be made directly available in Snapchat’s chat feature on Pixel 6. This will allow Snapchatters to talk to their friends in more than 10 languages, with conversations being translated in real-time. All these features will launch in the coming months.
Ben Schwerin, Snap Inc. SVP of Content and Partnerships said, “Billions of Snaps are created every day, and through device partnerships like these, Snap is making it easier than ever for our community to Snap moments as they happen.” Adding further, he said, “This lockscreen integration is a key step toward making Snapchat the fastest way to share a moment, and we look forward to bringing more innovation to our community with our partners at Google and beyond.”
Google’s SVP, Devices, and Services, Rick Osterloh also said, “Google Pixel 6 has the most advanced Pixel camera ever, and Snapchatters are some of the most creative camera users there are. It’s exciting to partner with Snap to bring this Pixel-first capability to our new phones and help users capture the world as it happens.”