Magic Eraser Is Now Available to All Android and iOS Users via Google One
The Magic Eraser tool in Google Photos is no longer a Pixel exclusive. You can get it on all Android phones and the iPhone with any Google One plan.
Magic Eraser has been one of the standout features of Pixel phones since the launch of the Pixel 6 in 2021 and has been the focus of so much of Google’s smartphone advertising. But it’s no longer a Pixel exclusive.
Magic Eraser is now available to all Android users, as well as iOS users, who have a Google One subscription. The feature’s offered on all plans, which means you can get it for as little as $1.99 a month. Users of older Pixel devices, meanwhile, will get the upgrade for free.
Get Magic Eraser and More With Google One
The news means that all users of modern smartphones can now access several features that had previously been limited to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 ranges.
Magic Eraser is the star of the show, of course. This Photoshop-style tool automatically removes Photobombers, power lines, and other unwanted objects from images without needing any design skills. It also offers a camouflage feature that helps to blend unwanted distractions into the background if you can’t easily remove them.
In addition, you can use a new video HDR effect that improves the balance between the brightest and darkest parts of your video clips, and there is a raft of new collage styles, along with the ability to apply a style to a single image in a collage. Finally, you also get free shipping on print orders, but only if you’re in the US or Canada, the EU or the UK.
All these features are available in the Google Photos app on Android and iOS. They’re free to all Pixel users, although Google says that those on older devices may have to wait for them to become available.
Everyone else can access them by subscribing to Google One. Plans start at $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year for 100GB of cloud storage. If you’re an existing user, you’ll get the update automatically. If not, it becomes a good reason to consider moving your files across to Google’s servers.
The Pixel Loses an Exclusive
While the arrival of Magic Eraser on phones like the Galaxy S23 or the iPhone 14 is fantastic news for people with those devices, it does mean that the Pixel range loses one of its most attractive exclusives and biggest selling points. It still has a few neat tricks left, like Photo Unblur, although we can only assume they’ll become more widely available in the future too.