Google has just pushed out a new update to its Google Camera application which brings it up to v.4.4. Two of the major changes included in the latest update are,

  • Mute Camera Shutter Sounds – Turn shutter sounds off from Settings (this option is only available in some locations).
  • Selfie Flash – When using the front-facing camera, turn flash on to improve front-facing pictures in low light.

To set the option up whilst taking a selfie, under settings one has to set the Flash option to Automatic or On. Now, whenever you are clicking an image the application will produce a little extra light simulating a flash.

Google Camera Selfie Mode in action
The Google Camera Selfie Flash will give you a beige screen for capture

Please note that you might observe the display turning yellowish-brown after you click the image and prior to it displaying the captured image.

There are a couple other changes that were included with this update,

  • Double tap to zoom
  • Swipe between video and still image capture modes

The only issue in all this is that you need to be running a Pixel or Nexus handset running Android v.7.1.1, Nougat or above to enable these features in the Google Camera application.

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It’s worth mentioning that you may observe a yellowish-brown colour light covering the entire screen after you tab the click icon and before your captured image shows up.

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