One of the cool and awesome features of Google’s Pixel phones is that through the Google Camera app, users can take a photo with an exposure of up to four minutes. This effectively lets users take astrophotography, or basically photos of the stars in the sky. It’s pretty cool if you like that sort of thing.

However, Google could be improving on it because according to an APK teardown of the Google Camera app, the folks at XDA have found references made to an upcoming feature that lets users take astrophotography timelapses. Users will be able to set a period of time and the app will automatically capture photos every couple of minutes.

At the end, you should be able to get a photo that shows you the movement of the clouds in a starry sky. Obviously you would need a tripod or something stable to keep your phone still while these shots take place, but it could result in some pretty awesome-looking photos. There is currently no word on when this feature could arrive in the Google Camera app, but it could be soon so do keep an eye out for it if this sounds like a feature you’d like to take advantage of.

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