Google Camera for Pixel Starts Receiving Update With Improved Long-press Video Recording

Google has reportedly started rolling out an update to the Pixel series Camera app, bringing the version to 8.2. The latest update has already started rolling out and brings an improved experience for taking videos while using the long-press video recording feature. If you’re a Pixel phone user then you know that the Google Camera app comes with a variety of modes, AI enhancements, and tools. So, an update to the app gives hopes of more new features. Earlier this week, Google Recorder had also received an update.

According to a report from 9to5Google, Google Play Store has already started rolling out the update for the Google Camera app. The new update comes with version 8.2 and is currently reported to have arrived on Pixel 5 devices. The report speculates the release for the Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, and more devices to arrive soon. Like said before, you’ll get an improved experience for taking videos with a long-press of the shutter button.

Google Camera 8.2 Update Features

Google Camera for Pixel Starts Receiving Update With Improved Long-press Video Recording
Image courtesy: 9to5Google

Google Camera 8.2, as aforesaid, brings a major revamp to taking videos by long-pressing the shutter button. For those using the previous versions of the Camera app on Pixel phones, the long-press of the shutter button simply started a video recording. But now, with version 8.2, users can slide their finger in one direction to control zoom or slide it in a different way to “lock” the current recording. As expected, once you lock the recording, the video will continue to record after you release your finger. To stop the recording you can just press stop.

As per the report, hands-on experience with the updated Google Camera app on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G could be a bit tricky. It is said to switch between a normal and wide-angle camera when zooming in and out. But overall, the updated app helps you start recording a video as quickly as possible. 

Recently, Pixel phones received March’s quarterly “Feature Drop” and this new update comes within a week after. Well, the features have now started coming, we expect the rollout for more Pixel phones in the coming days.

Punkaj Kumar

An engineer by profession, tech geek, writer, and a passionate blogger. I love to write on topics related to smartphones, computers, and innovative technology.

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