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  • Older Pixel devices have started seeing Google’s Magic Editor without a Google One subscription.
  • Google had previously announced that it would be rolling out free access to its AI photo editing tools.
  • Non-Pixel users will have limited free use of Magic Editor, while Pixel owners get unlimited access.

Google is making its AI-powered photo editing tools available to a much wider audience. Initially restricted to Pixel 8 series owners and paying Google One subscribers, features like Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, and Unblur are now being rolled out to a broader user base.

This change was initially announced last month, with Google stating the rollout would begin on May 15. Now, evidence of this rollout is emerging, with a Reddit thread (h/t: 9to5Google) surfacing in which many Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 series phone users, in particular, are reporting they’ve already started seeing the Magic Editor feature without a Google One subscription.