New Pixel 8 Update: Experience Ultra HDR Support in Google Messages!

Google has recently introduced Ultra HDR support in its default texting app, Google Messages, for Pixel 8 and 8 Pro users. This new feature enhances the vibrancy of photos by darkening shadows and boosting other elements, resulting in a more vibrant and captivating image.

According to The SpAndroid, Ultra HDR support is now available in RCS-enabled chats, making it possible for users to send and receive high-quality, vibrant photos in their conversations. This development follows the implementation of Ultra HDR support in Google Photos back in September, before the official rollout of Android 14.

Users have reported noticeable improvements in the quality of images sent and received through Google Messages, with images appearing brighter and more vibrant. The Ultra HDR technology works to enhance the overall quality of the photos, creating a more visually appealing result.

It is worth noting that Google Messages preserves the Ultra HDR metadata of the photos, ensuring that the benefits of this technology are maintained during the transmission process. While compression still occurs, the photos retain their high-quality attributes, providing users with stunning images.

In addition to the Ultra HDR support, Google is also making UI changes to the Messages app, including a revamped profile section and a repositioned chat bar. The voice messaging feature will have its own dedicated button, and the emoji button will be relocated to the far left side of the chat bar. Furthermore, a new end-to-end encryption (E2EE) status section will be added to the profile of a contact in Messages.

The introduction of Ultra HDR support and the upcoming UI changes demonstrate Google’s commitment to enhancing the user experience for Pixel 8 and 8 Pro users. With these updates, users can look forward to capturing and sharing stunning photos with improved vibrancy and quality, while also enjoying a more streamlined messaging experience.

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