Use Augmented Reality (AR) on your Pixel phone

You can experience augmented reality with the Camera app on your Pixel phone. Augmented Reality (AR) is available for both photos and videos.

Take an augmented reality photo (Playground, Playmoji, AR stickers)

Important: Playground is only available on Pixel 4 and earlier. Playmoji are only available for Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3.

To take photos with characters and objects in them:

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap More and then Playground.
  3. Tap Stickers Stickers and then Playmoji or Stickers.
    • Playmoji are 3D characters.
    • Stickers are 2D characters.
  4. Pick a Playmoji or sticker.
    • To download new Playmoji, tap Install.
  5. Touch and hold, then drag a Playmoji or sticker to where you want it. In selfies, characters react and move around on their own. You can also add text or adjust the animations on your screen.
    • Add text: Tap Text Text.
    • Change the size of an object: Tap the object. Then, pinch your fingers open or closed.
    • Remove an object: Touch and hold an object, then drag it to the top right toward Delete Delete.
    • See a different collection: Tap Stickers Stickers.
  6. To take a photo, tap Capture Capture photo

To stop Playground, tap Close Close.

Record an augmented reality video

Important: Playground is only available on Pixel 4 and earlier. Playmoji are only available for Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3.

To take videos with characters and objects in them:

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how to open your camera app.
  2. Tap More and then Playground.
  3. Tap Stickers Stickers and then Playmoji or Stickers.
    • Playmoji are 3D characters.
    • Stickers are 2D characters.
  4. Pick a Playmoji or sticker.
    • To download new Playmoji, tap Install.
  5. Touch and hold, then drag a Playmoji or sticker to where you want it. In selfies, characters react and move around on their own. You can also add text or adjust the animations on your screen.
    • Add text: Tap Text Text.
    • Change the size of an object: Tap the object. Then, pinch your fingers open or closed.
    • Remove an object: Touch and hold an object, then drag it to the top right toward Delete Delete.
    • See a different collection: Tap Stickers Stickers.
  6. To record a video, touch and hold Capture Capture photo

To stop Playground, tap Close Close.

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