Google Camera app is considered to be a versatile camera app and over the years it has gained several features. The latest report from XDA confirms that Google Camera 8.2 makes it easier to start video recording.
Notably, the new version of the Google Camera app allows the user to capture hands-free videos with a few simple swipes. Apparently, this feature is an extension of a quick capture feature introduced by Google with Google Camera 7.1.
With Google Camera 7.1, users can trigger a video capture by pressing and holding the shutter button. This avoided the need to switch to “Video” mode.
However, there was a downside. As soon as you take your fingers off the camera shutter button, video recording is paused.
Fortunately, with the latest Google Camera 8.2 app, you can continue recording video even after lifting your finger off the shutter button. Therefore, it is called “hands-free” recording.
To access hands-free mode, all you need to do is press and hold the shutter button and move your finger to the left.
You can move your finger up to zoom in or move your finger down to zoom out
Also, if you want to zoom in or zoom out, you can do so by moving your finger up to zoom in or down to zoom out.
It’s a really nice and convenient way to quickly capture videos because now you don’t need to go to the “Video” section of the camera app to record videos.
Plus, you no longer need to pinch and zoom or use the volume buttons to zoom while recording video. It was a feature sought after by many Pixel owners.
This feature comes in handy when you are busy with some tasks with your hands and still want to record video of that moment. The function does not require you to keep pressing the shutter button.
Users can now focus on the moment and capture it rather than determining whether their finger is still pressed on the camera shutter button.
Google Camera 8.2.204 is currently being rolled out and is available to all Pixel owners. We expect it to be more widely available in the coming days.
Google is adding this new hands-free mode following a previous update that allowed users to turn off Night Sight on the phone.
If you haven’t received the update, you should probably head to Google play store and see for updating manually.