In the earliest days of Pokemon GO, there was a major focus on the game's AR features. Due to battery issues, most players keep the AR+ feature turned off at this point, but it is still exciting to turn it on during a catch to get a cool photo from time to time. After years of requests, Niantic is finally expanding the feature to allow players to take AR photos after a Pokemon is in storage, as well.
A new feature, called GO Snapshot, allows players to take a photo of their favorite Pokemon even after they are in storage. This means that players can wait their Rock-type Pokemon on a hike and get a cool photo in the mountains or maybe take a Magikarp to the beach for a nice ocean setting photo.
Attention, Trainers! A new feature called #GOsnapshot is coming to Pokémon GO! You can now take photos of ANY Pokémon in your Pokémon Storage, whenever and wherever. 📸 We can’t wait to see your amazing photos! Learn more: https://t.co/gP6po8NIhO pic.twitter.com/uwnrwkfCGO— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 12, 2019
Introducing GO Snapshot—an easy way to take a photo of any Pokémon you have in your Pokémon Storage! You can find the feature when looking at a specific Pokémon or accessing the camera in your Bag of items.
It’s simple to use. Select a Pokémon and tap on the screen to throw its Poké Ball to that spot. Once your Pokémon is situated in the ideal spot, you can then move around it to find the best angle for your photo. Is your Pokémon distracted or looking the wrong way? Brush across it to get its attention, and it will be sure to face you.
The feature does not seem to have been added to the app just yet, but it is likely that it will be arriving very soon according to the press release. The tweet says that players "can now take photos..." so it seems like the update may be rolling out as soon as later today.
Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO guides, updates, and news. Until then, good luck out there, trainers.
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.
Source: Pokemon GO