According to numerous reports online, the latest update to the Google Photos app (version 188.8.131.525427310) breaks the Magic Eraser feature on Pixel 6 devices. The bug appears to affect many Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users and is currently unfixable. Once you go to Photos and try to use the Magic Eraser feature on your phone, the app crashes and kicks you to the home screen.
This is the latest in a long list of bugs and issues with the Pixel 6 series. We've already seen network connectivity issues, botched December software updates, and a sluggish fingerprint scanner response. There is currently no solution for the Magic Eraser bug, so if you haven't updated your Photos app yet, we recommend you turn off automatic updates and leave it as is until Google releases a fix.