The Camera app found on Pixel handsets, also known as the Google Camera app, is getting an update to version 8.6. Right off the bat, we can say that the update will not add any amazing new features to the camera. This update is more about how the Pixel Camera app looks when it’s open. The update adds some Material You features and other UI tweaks.
As of now, it looks like the update hasn’t been widely released yet, and it hasn’t been widely released through the Google Play Store. You can check your Pixel to see when the update is coming by opening the Google Play Store. Once the Android app market opens, tap on the profile picture in the upper right corner and tap on Manage apps & devices. The screen will show you if you have any apps that have received an update.
On the left, the current version 8.5. In the middle and right are images of the updated version 8.6. 9to5Google Credit
Click “see details” to see a list of pending updates and search for Google Camera. If you see the app listed, tap the word “Update” inside the diamond on the far right. And that should get you to Google Camera 8.6.
Google removed “Frequent Faces” as we noted above, but plans to bring it back in a future update. No specific date has been mentioned by Google for the return of the feature.