Post High-Quality Photos and Videos with the New Pixel Drop. Learn More

Post High-Quality Photos and Videos with the New Pixel Drop. Learn More

Google continues to refine and add exciting features to its Pixel smartphones. The latest Pixel Drop brings seamless, high-quality photo and video sharing directly to popular platforms like Instagram. This means your amazing Pixel shots will look even better when you share them with the world.

Let’s explore what this means and how to use this new functionality.

What is the New Pixel Drop Feature?

With the latest Pixel Drop, Google brings two amazing upgrades to compatible Pixel phones:

  • Ultra HDR Photo Support: Share those vibrant, high dynamic range Pixel photos directly to Instagram, retaining their visual brilliance.
  • 10-Bit HDR Video: Record stunningly detailed videos using 10-bit HDR and upload them to Instagram for everyone to see.

Which Pixel Phones are Supported?

Currently, you can take advantage of these features on the following Pixel models:

  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • (Future releases like the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Fold – make sure to note these are not yet released as of the writing of this article!)

How to Share High-Quality Photos and Videos on Instagram

  1. Capture with your Pixel: Take amazing photos or videos using the native Camera app on your Pixel phone. Take full advantage of your device’s HDR capabilities.
  2. Open Instagram: Locate and launch the Instagram app.
  3. Create a Post or Story: Start as if you were creating any new Instagram post or story.
  4. Choose Your Media: You’ll see your Pixel HDR photos and videos right in your gallery. Select the one you’d like to share.
  5. Share! Proceed with editing, adding captions, and finally sharing your visually stunning content.

Sharing Your Best Content

The latest Pixel Drop makes it incredibly easy for Pixel owners to showcase their photography and videography skills without compromising quality. It removes extra steps or workarounds, letting you focus on capturing great moments and sharing them with the world.