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New update brings front flash to Google Camera

Google's native camera app now has selfie flash Google Camera update brings double-tap to zoom feature
Eleena Tovar | 12 Agosto, 2017, 19:33

The new update can now brighten the screen to brighten up your already glowing face. Pair great hardware with a barely usable camera app and you're phone is sure to get ignored. Since most smartphones don't have a flash built in to the front-facing shooter, Google Camera mitigates this by adding a manila-toned slab right as your selfie is taken, which is supposed to help produce a little extra light in dimmer settings. The newly updated app is currently available for download from the Google Play Store. 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.

Selfies may be an important facet of modern smartphone use, but not all phones were made to cater to the selfie-loving crowd.

It's not perfect, mind you. The latest version carries with it some lightweight, but somewhat useful, new additions, including the ability to double tap the display to zoom in, and a new toggle for switching between camera functions. Just enable flash to use it. A single tap usually changes the focus to that area but if you tap twice in quick succession, the camera app will zoom up to 50% instantly. While there aren't huge updates, the small refining touches to the camera's UI should make things a bit easier when it comes to taking photos and videos.

Google is now rolling out the v 4.4 for its Camera app to the general populace. The usual security disclaimers apply.