10 New features from March 2024 Pixel Feature Drop for Pixel Devices

One of the benefits of owning the Google Pixel device is that you get regular special feature updates. Google has just released its Feature Drop update for March 2024. This update brings interesting quality-of-life features for the Pixel smartphones, Pixel Watch, and the general Pixel family of devices. If you are someone who owns a Google Pixel product, then you’ve come to the right place to get all the information about the March Pixel Feature Drop update.

March 2024 Pixel Drop’s New Features for Pixel Phones

Google’s Pixel lineup of smartphones is one of the most important devices in the Pixel family. And, to keep users engaged to their Pixel smartphones, Google has introduced interesting new features for the smartphones. Let’s take a look at what’s new for Pixel phones.

Improved Call Screening

One benefit of owning the Google Pixel is the Call Screening feature. Now, when the caller rings you up and simply stays silent, you can tell Google Assistant to prompt the caller to speak to you. This is a good way to figure out if someone is simply waiting for you to answer your call and wasting your time. Additionally, if you cannot answer the screen phone call, Google Assistant will tell your caller that they will have to wait for a bit when they are trying to reach you.

Pixel Drop March 2024 Feature

Supported Devices

  • Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
  • Pixel 7a, 7, and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
  • Pixel Fold

Upload To Instagram in 10-bit HDR and Ultra HDR 

Your Google Pixel 7 and newer devices can take high-quality photos and videos in HDR. There is no fun in taking such high HDR-quality photos and videos if your favorite social platform does not support it. You can now upload high-quality 10-bit HDR videos as Instagram Reels and lovely HDR-quality photos to your Instagram feed. Planning to start your Pixel photography page on Instagram? Now is the time to do so.

Supported Devices

  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
  • Pixel Fold

Circle To Search –  Now On Pixels!

Yes, the great and faster way to search for things on the internet is now live for the pixel lineup of smartphones. Google announced Circle to search feature with the S24 lineup in January. Well, you can now enjoy it on your Google Pixel devices and probably just go ahead and uninstall the Google Lens app.

Supported Devices

  • Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

First gen Pixel Watch gets Smarter

Google announced its entry into the smartwatch world with the Pixel Watch 1 in 2022. Finally, Google has decided that the Pixel Watch 1 needs to get some cool new features and has finally done so with the March 2024 Feature Drop update for the Pixel Watch. If you own the Pixel Watch 2, you will now see that its advanced features are rolling out to the Pixel Watch 1. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for the Pixel Watch 1.

Workout Tracking With Useful Features

Pace Training is one of the new features coming over to the Pixel Watch 1. With Pace Training, you can set target goals and also see how close you are to achieving your target. If you do fall out of your targeted pace, you will get warnings via haptics on your Pixel Watch 1 and also voice alerts if you have your Pixel Buds Pro paired with your Pixel Watch 1.

Pixel Drop March 2024 Feature

Easily track your heart rate with the Heart Zone Training feature. Using your Pixel Watch 1, you can now track your resting heart rate,  as well as your heart rate when performing various exercises and fitness-related activities. You will get haptic alerts when you move or change from one heart rate zone to another.

Google is also bringing in the auto start and auto stop workout tracking for the Pixel Watch 1. Based on the activity you are doing, your Pixel Watch will either start or stop tracking. This auto feature works for activities such as running, walking elliptical, spinning, outdoor biking, treadmill, and rowing.

Breathe In and Breathe Out

Your Pixel Watch 1 will now remind you to take a moment to sit down, relax, and keep a calm mind. With new breathing exercises on your Pixel Watch 1 powered by the Fitbit Relax app, you can track the time spent performing these breathing exercises.

Pixel Drop March 2024 Feature

Public Transit Directions, Now On Your Wrist!

The pixel Watch 1 will now let you search for directions to the nearest station or bus stop. Plus, if you own an LTE-powered Pixel Watch 1, you can simply start your trips on the watch itself. No matter what public transit options you choose, you will be able to see the real-time departure right on your wrist.

New Features Across The Pixel Platform

While older Pixel devices are still in active support by Google, it only makes sense to release some new features for those devices. 4 new features are now available for the Pixel devices. Check them out below.

App Screen Sharing

Traditional screen sharing would require you to share the whole screen of your device. Now, that is something not everyone likes to do. So, with the March Feature Drop update, you can now simply just share the screen of the app that you wish to. Whether you are sharing your app screen, recording it, presenting it via a video call or simply casting the screen, you do not have to worry about any other screen or info being shared with the other person.

Pixel Drop March 2024 Feature
  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel 5a 5g
  • Pixel 6a, 6 and 6 Pro
  • Pixel 7a, 7, and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
  • Pixel Fold

Fast Pair Your Bluetooth Devices

Supported Bluetooth devices that have Fast Pair built into them can now be paired with your Pixel device. With Fast Pair, you will get a pop-up of any nearby Bluetooth device that you simply connect or pair to with just one single click.

Pixel Drop March 2024 Feature

Supported Devices

  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel 5a 5g
  • Pixel 6a, 6 and 6 Pro
  • Pixel 7a, 7, and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
  • Pixel Fold

Feedback in Google Docs Made Easier

Google Docs lets you easily add annotations by letting you use your handwriting either to grow your finger or your stylus. With this new writing element, you can choose from pen colors and highlighter options which can be used to mark and highlight important text for changes or even for marking important items.

Supported Devices

  • Pixel Tablet
  • Pixel 5a 5g
  • Pixel 6a, 6 and 6 Pro
  • Pixel 7a, 7, and 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
  • Pixel Fold

More Screen Space On Your Pixel Tablet

A smaller and simplified toolbar is now available for your Google Pixel Tablet. The toolbar gets activated when you have voice input enabled on your Pixel tablet. The Google Keyboard will minimize into a small toolbar and you will have a set of options that you can tap and go.

These are all the new features that are coming to the Pixel family of devices via the March Feature Drop update. If you love these features and your Pixel device supports them, do go ahead and check for updates on your respective Pixel device. Also, do share which one of these new features seems the best for you in the comments section below.

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