Snapchat x Google. An absolute match made in heaven.

A ton of solid Pixel-first features are going to change the way you use Snapchat for good.

Aman Ali

10/20/20212 min read

Google finally announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro last night. However one of the main highlights from the launch event was the deeper integration of Snapchat in the brand new flagship devices. Snap Inc. claims the Pixel 6 series will be the fastest phones to make a snap.

How the feature works

All it takes is a simple gesture of double-tapping the back of the phone and voila! You’ll be able to capture moments quickly before they disappear. The feature is designed to launch into “Camera Only” mode on the lock screen enabling Snapchatters to create snaps without having to unlock their phones.

However in order to share a snap, users will have to authenticate on their device to unlock the full app experience. Snapchat has also enabled the use of the Ultra-wide camera and ultra-wide selfie camera on the Pixel 6 Pro.

Augmented Reality and more!

“Quick Tap to Snap” isn’t the only cool thing that’s coming to new Pixel series. Snap and Google will be working together in bringing some exclusive augmented reality lenses and some of Google’s new Pixel features like Live Translation will directly be integrated into Snapchat’s chat functionality on the Pixel 6 series. This will allow users to communicate with their friends and family in more than 10 different languages allowing conversations to be translated in real-time.

Snap Inc. is expected to launch these features over the coming months.

"Billions of Snaps are created every day, and through strategic partnerships like these with smartphone device makers, Snapchat is making it easier than ever for our community to Snap moments as they happen with their friends,” said Nana Murugesan, Snap’s Managing Director of International Markets

“This OEM lock-screen 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.”