Google Camera update brings double-tap to zoom feature

Google Camera update brings double-tap to zoom feature

Google Camera update brings double-tap to zoom feature

The latest update to Google's native camera app, which you can also download via the Play Store, now brings a minor but potentially useful update: selfie flash.

The "Google Camera" application named has been updated to feature a selfie flash which is usually missing from the front cameras of most smartphones, the media reported on Saturday. 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.

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Users will have to tap on the flash icon to enable the selfie flash. Although, the feature doesn't offer automatic white-balancing like the iPhone's camera, but it's still a good option to brighten up your selfie.

As noted by Google, the latest version is created to work on recent Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 and above, The Verge reported. You double tap on the viewfinder when in the camera app in either the photo or video mode and it will zoom in by 50 percent, while double tapping again will zoom back out to the normal setting.

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