Google Camera app now with selfie flash

Google Camera app now with selfie flash

The double-tap to zoom function is a simple gesture that will zoom the camera to 50 per cent, and then zoom it out again, when users double-tap on the screen. The update brings a selfie flash to the app. Since majority of the smartphone do not feature a selfie flash, the Google Camera fulfils this by adding a manila-toned slab right as the selfie is captured, which produces extra light for better pictures in low-light condition.

Wrap yourself in a blanket of beige. Contrary to the previous setup, users will now be able to clearly see whether they have their camera setup to take photos or videos and will be able to switch between the two by selecting the large icons that now flank the shutter button. The goal is to brighten your selfie with a warm color rather than cold flash of bright white, though it doesn't seem to have automatic white-balancing like the iPhone's camera.

The new update also brings few more shortcut gestures, such as double tap to zoom, swipe to toggle between taking photos and shooting videos.

Google Camera v4.4 is now rolling out in the Google Play Store. As noted by Google, the latest version is designed to work on recent Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 and above.