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7 new hidden Pixel treasures to find in Android 12


Android 12 may seem like old news to those of us in the land o’ Pixels at this point, but hold the phone: Google’s latest software has some pretty phenomenal features that are lurking beneath the surface and all too easy to overlook.

We explored a dozen such treasures the other day, but there’s even more juicy goodness where that came from. So here now are seven more spectacular hidden gems you’ll absolutely want to dig up in Android 12 on your Pixel phone — regardless of whether you’re packin’ the new Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro or one of the older Pixel models.

Check ’em out, get yourself in the habit of using ’em, and then come sign up for my free Pixel Academy e-course to uncover even more hidden Pixel magic.

New Pixel trick No. 1: Fast link-grabbing

Android’s Overview area — y’know, the card-driven app-switching interface you see when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen and then hold your finger down, using the current Android gestures system — has gotten some seriously cool superpowers on Pixels as of late. And with Android 12, your favorite Googley phone has another tucked-away time-saver to discover there.

So here it is: Anytime you look at Chrome in your Overview area, you can grab the link of the currently open page with one quick tap — without ever leaving Overview or opening the app. And from there, it’s just one more press of your precious fingie to copy the link or share it anywhere else on your phone.

How to find it

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