Google Duo’s auto-framing feature is coming to Samsung Galaxy devices

Google Duo’s auto-framing feature is coming to Samsung Galaxy devices

Samsung Galaxy owners who use Google Duo will soon be able to use the video application’s auto-framing feature, which was previously exclusive to Google’s Pixel 4. Auto-framing is a feature that automatically keeps you front and center during a video call.

Google Duo’s auto-framing feature first arrived on the Pixel 4 at the end of last year. The same software update also introduced a Portrait Mode to Google Duo, allowing users to blur out the background for a less distracting experience.

Android Police was first to spot Google Duo’s auto-framing feature working on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Google has since confirmed to the outlet that auto-framing is no longer exclusive to the Pixel 4, although the company didn’t reveal what other devices will get auto-framing in the future.

The publication checked to see if auto-framing was available on the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Note 20 Ultra, but the devices don’t appear to have the feature — at least for the time being. For what it’s worth, Google’s support page still lists Google Duo’s auto-framing feature as a Pixel 4 exclusive, but that’s obviously no longer accurate.

As Android Police points out, exclusive Google features often come to Samsung devices, like Google Duo integrated directly into Samsung’s dialer app. Galaxy S20 users can also trigger a Duo video call in 1080p with the right data connection with up to eight people. In other words, seeing this feature on a Samsung Galaxy device is no real surprise.

If you’ve never used Google Duo’s auto-framing feature before, it’s especially convenient when chatting hands-free. That way, you can go about your business while Google’s video calling app keeps you in the center of the frame. It’s almost like having your own personal cameraman.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.