By branding their latest devices without nothing but their own name, Google is stepping up to the already crowded Android market. While it can be easily established that Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are the among the best Android devices this year, the ability to use Moves gestures on Google Pixel is a nice little addition as well.

While the whole gestures gimmick is not new to the Android ecosystem, since Samsung, LG, and others have been on it for years. However, Google does bring a bit of extra flare to it with the functionality to use Moves shortcuts on Google Pixel. To know more on how to activate the gestures on Google Pixel devices, follow the complete guide below.

How to enable and use Moves Gestures on Google Pixel

From the home screen of your device, swipe down to view the notification bar and press on the gear icon to head over to the Settings app. In the Settings menu, scroll down to find the “Moves” tab, which comprises of all the quick gesture settings.

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use Moves gestures on Google Pixel

There are 5 different Moves gestures that you can find in this menu:

Swipe for notifications

This gesture allows you to use any finger (not just the ones registered with the fingerprint sensor) to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor and access the notification bar.

Jump to camera

To access your Camera app right away for an instant shot, enable this gesture and double tap on the Power button to capture a photo or video even when the screen is off.

use Moves gestures on Google Pixel

Flip camera

Once you have enabled this gesture, simply twist your wrist twice to change between the forward and rear facing camera without touching the screen.

Raise to wake

This gesture works as simple as it sounds – simply raise your Google Pixel device and the screen will automatically turn on to show you the notifications and time.

use Moves gestures on Google Pixel

Double-tap to wake

One of the most sought after gestures, this allows you to wake the display of your Google Pixel device by simply tapping anywhere on the display twice.

Were you able to understand the functionality and use Moves gestures on Google Pixel successfully? Do share your thoughts on this one in the comments section down below.

Source: AndroidCentral

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