We've known for a while now that Google is planning to add a feature to the Pixel 4 that will require your eyes to be open for face unlock to work, it's just been a question of when it would roll out. Now it looks like it may finally be coming soon.
Some Pixel 4 owners have found that a "Require eyes to be open" option can be found if they search for the word "eyes" in the Settings app (via Android Police). However, tapping it just takes them to the regular Face Unlock settings with no "Require eyes to be open" toggle to be found.
It's kind of weird that the feature will pop up when you search for it but it isn't actually live yet, but that does suggest that Google could be close to releasing it to all Pixel 4 owners.
We first learned of the Pixel 4's "Require eyes to be open" setting before the phone was even announced, with the setting appearing in some leaked photos of the Pixel 4. Google said back in October that it would release an update with that setting sometime "in the coming months," but it's now several months have passed and a couple Pixel feature drops have launched and the "Require eyes to be open" setting is still nowhere to be found.
Requiring your eyes to be open for Face Unlock helps to boost the security of your phone. With it enabled, you can close your eyes to prevent your phone from unlocking if someone points it at your face, and a person wouldn't be able to unlock your phone while you're sleeping or in a similar situation.
Now that the feature is beginning to pop up in some Pixel 4 owners' Settings app, hopefully a release is near.