Pixel 7 and 7 Pro users, you're finally getting Circle to Search

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With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, we saw the introduction of Circle to Search. This is a headlining feature of this phone, but it’s really a Google product. Well, after launching on the Pixel 8 phones not too long ago, Circle to Search is making its way over to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Don’t you hate it when you see something on your phone’s screen, but don’t have the time to screenshot it and analyze it with Lens? Well, Circle to Search could save you a bunch of time. With this feature, all you have to do is summon the assistant, draw a circle around the thing on your screen that you want to search, and Google will do the rest. It basically acts like a shortcut to using Google Lens. You’ve probably seen it in a bunch of Galaxy S24 commercials.

This feature seems cool, but you most likely won’t be able to use it for quite some time. Not too long ago, we got the news that Circle to Search won’t be coming to other phones until sometime in October this year. This means that most people won’t be able to use the feature for months. Since this is a Google feature, we’re not surprised that its Pixel 8 phones got first dibs after the Galaxy phones.

Circle to Search is coming to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

The next line of phones to get is the Pixel 7 series. The 2022 Tensor G2-powered phones still have a ton of life in them and are still some of the best Android phones you can get your hands on. They fall behind the Pixel 8 phones in terms of processing power and AI capabilities, but you’re still more than well off with them.

According to the reports, Google has started rolling this feature out to its users today. Depending on your region, you may or may not see the feature. It’s coming as a part of the latest Pixel feature drop. So, be sure to keep an eye out for the next system update coming to your phone.

When the update does land, you should be notified to install it. However, to manually check, go to your phone’s settings and scroll all the way down to the System section. There, scroll down to the Software Update section. In that section, tap on the button at the bottom of the screen to have your phone scan for the update. If you don’t see it pop up, then you’re just going to have to wait a bit.