Some users claim that a Google Photos update removed one of the Pixel 6’s most important features, the Magic Eraser tool. This allows you to remove unwanted objects and people from your photos. Google claims that if your Pixel has downloaded the affected version (5.67 according to Android Central), it is working on a fix.
Although the Photos with the Magic Eraser has been removed from the Play Store, it is still available on APK Mirror. We wouldn't recommend downloading the app. One user claimed that the old version of Photos with the Magic Eraser displayed a tip about object removal, even though it was no longer available in the app.
Google claims a fix is on the horizon
The Verge spoke to Alex Moriconi, a Google spokesperson. He said that the company had identified an issue in the rollout [of the latest Photos] update and would be fixing it shortly. Two Verge staff members with Pixel 6s stated that they did not have any Google Photos updates and were still able use Magic Eraser.
Although it appears that the update is not spreading, it's understandable why users who got it would be shocked at Magic Eraser being missing. It was one of Google’s key selling points when it launched its phone about a month ago. The fact that the missing feature is designed to delete items adds drama, as Android Central's headline "Google magically erases Magic Eraser” pokes fun at. It shouldn't be too significant, considering the small number of posts on the topic. Keep an eye out for a Google Photos update if it happens. Google Photos is supposed to be able to help.