Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G ultrawide astrophotography feature eliminated by Google

Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G owners have lost the ability to use the astrophotography feature of their phone with its ultra-wide lens, following a software update that eliminated the combination.

Although ultrawide star-snapping was considered an important feature during the launch, the Google Camera 8.1 update actually removed the feature in November, and users only noticed it recently. Google itself remained silent about the change, except for updating a single support page.