Google updates the camera app with Selfie flash feature

Google updates the camera app with Selfie flash feature

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. Among the key changes the update brings along, is the Selfie Flash feature that's aimed at improving your low-light selfies.

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

Android users are often left wanting more when it comes to their phone's camera. 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. Double tap to automatically zoom in and back out. As such if you get it to work on other devices it will still not give you the same image qualities. Sadly, those numbers seem to be fixed and there's no way to customize that. If you're in a rush, however, you can always download the signed APK from APK Mirror and sideload it yourself.

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 usual security disclaimers apply.