Frequent Faces was a function that Google Camera added with the Pixel 4 to help you find and take better pictures of the people you shoot or video the most. However, it has been silently disabled recently.
Your camera can identify which shots contain the faces you frequently take when it searches for and suggests further shots inside your still images or short movies. Afterward, your camera suggests taking better pictures of those faces.
Frequent Faces works by preserving information about the people you take pictures of or record. No information is transferred to Google; it operates locally. On Pixel 4 and newer, you must manually enable it because turning it off will erase any recorded facial data. The primary Camera settings list is located between Gestures and Device storage.
As part of Real Tone, Google employs Frequent Faces on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro to help the camera display skin tones more properly. Additionally, better auto-white balance for recognized persons is another advantage.
According to a Product Expert, there is an thread on the Pixel help forum from May that validates the on Reddit from today that Frequent Faces was momentarily blocked. It is unclear why the functionality was removed or when it would be reinstated.
This feature has been temporarily disabled, but a fix is on the way. The release date has not yet been set. As new information becomes available, I’ll update you.
As with Google Camera 8.5 from June on both Android 12 (including the Pixel 6a) and 13 Pixel phones, it is still not available. Overall, things seem to be different from when the ultrawide lens of the Pixel 5 and 4a 5Gs was turned off for astrophotography in 2020.