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Pixel Visual Core support arrives for Moment Pro Camera app in beta on Pixel 2 devices [Update]

One of the best parts of using Google’s Pixel 2 is the camera, and what makes it even better is the Pixel Visual Core which some third-party apps can take advantage of. Now, the Moment Pro Camera app is adding support…

Update: As it turns out, this update is still in a private beta which Moment previously shared with us, as well as other members of the press. The feature will be fully rolling out to users in about two weeks, so if you’ve purchased the app, don’t worry, the update is coming very soon.

This update comes as no surprise. Moment first announced its Pro Camera app for Android devices about a month ago, and at the time the company confirmed to us that the app would deliver support for Google’s Pixel Visual Core in a future update. This adds it to the small list of other apps, including Snapchat and Instagram, which actively take advantage of Google’s custom hardware.

Once you’ve updated the app through Google Play, accessing the HDR+ mode which takes advantage of the Pixel Visual Core on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is pretty simple. Just tap on the “format” button in the app, and tap on the new HDR+ option. When in use, this option will use the Core to improve the photo, delivering results just as good as Google’s native camera app.

Moment’s full changelog for this new update is below, and the app is available to download on Google Play for $1.99.


  • HDR+ for Pixel devices! Tap on the format button (JPEG/RAW) to select the new format HDR+ that will use Pixel Visual Core
  • Moment Pro Camera as your default camera
  • Camera Roll photo detailed view now shows a map with a marker pointing to the location if available
  • Performance: Viewfinder grid drawing frequency improvement
  • Bugfix: Minor camera roll improvements
  • Bugfix: Latest versions major crash reports and improvements to generate better reports

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