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Google updates the Pixel with text-to-speech during phone calls

If you have a Pixel phone, Google just made it better with a raft of new features. You may check if your phone has the update yet.

The Google Pixel phones are among the best and the most supported as the company is constantly adding features to the jealousy of non-Pixel owners. With this latest feature drop, you now have more exciting and useful ways to use your phone.

For example, you can now avoid speaking during a phone call by typing your response, turning Live Caption around. Google has also added custom sticker options, YouTube watch party through Duo, and a night-mode for Snapchat.

The update is now available. However, surprisingly, Pixel 3A to 5A will get the features before the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that have to wait until later this month. Perhaps Google is taking its time to prevent another update mess for the latest flagship phones.

Google Pixel’s Live Caption would turn phone call audio into text that you can read, helping people with hearing impairments process phone calls. However, you will now be able to do the reverse, and the phone will read out your typed text in the phone call. To use the feature during a phone call, press the volume button and select it from the menu that comes up. You can type your own messages or choose from pre-written ones. This feature can be handy when you are in a noisy location or do not want third parties listening to your end of the conversation.

Also, Direct My Call and Wait Times, exclusive to the Pixel 6, are now rolling out to older Pixels, up to the Pixel 3A.

There are changes to the At a Glance widget too. It shows vital info on your home and lock screens, but the info has now expanded to show more details, like the battery percentage of connected Bluetooth devices or Pixel Buds. You will also get earthquake notifications if you live in prone areas. At a Glance will also serve you a reminder to turn off your alarm a day before a holiday.

Google is also releasing the watch-sharing feature with this update. It debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S22 but is now coming to the Pixels. You can sync your YouTube videos with friends through Duo or other apps with the capability.

Likewise, the Snapchat app is updated on the Pixels with a new feature, Night Sight. It will automatically make your night-time snaps better with improved low-light photography without using flash. You can turn it on by selecting low light mode inside the app.

For sticker lovers, the Gboard keyboard lets you customize stickers with your own text, but you must set your language to US English. Still on languages, Interpreter Mode, which translates conversations in real-time, has been expanded to support Spanish, Italian, and French. You can use it by saying, “Hey Google, be my Spanish interpreter.” Similarly, the Recorder app can now transcribe Italian and Spanish speeches on Pixel 6 devices, and Assistant Quick phrases now work with Spanish, Italian, and French.

Written by HackerVibes

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