Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro to get Circle to Search feature soon

Circle to Search allows users to select and search for any content visible on their screen
An undated image of Google Pixel 7a. — Google
An undated image of Google Pixel 7a. — Google

Google is preparing to introduce the Circle to Search feature to the Pixel 7 series, allowing users to quickly perform visual searches. Firstly, the feature was introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series and later brought to the Pixel 8 series. 

Circle to Search will soon be available for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro devices. The announcement came alongside the rollout of the March Security update for Pixel phones. 

According to Gadgets360, the expansion of Circle to Search was confirmed by Google in a recent post, stating, “We recently announced Circle to Search, a new way to search anything on your Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. And soon, Circle to Search will be available on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, so you can get more information from Search, without switching apps.” 

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Although the specific date for the feature drop was not provided, it is expected to be available to all users in the coming weeks.

Circle to Search serves as an enhanced version of Google Lens, allowing users to select and search for any content visible on their screen. Activation of the feature can be done by long-pressing the Pixel home button or the navigation bar.

Once activated, users can highlight, scribble, or circle any portion of the screen to trigger a visual search. Additionally, tapping on images, text, or videos provides quick access to relevant information.

Furthermore, improvements have been made to the Call Screen feature on Pixel phones. When the caller remains unresponsive, a 'hello' chip will appear for the user to tap, prompting Google Assistant to intervene and request the caller to speak. If the user is unable to answer immediately, the Assistant will inform the caller to stay on the line for a brief moment longer. 

Additionally, Pixel phone users will now be able to directly upload 10-bit HDR videos and Ultra HDR photos to Instagram using the native camera app. This integration eliminates the need to switch between the default camera app and Instagram, enabling seamless capture and sharing of high-quality content on the social media platform.