Google Camera 8.2 allows you to record video faster, without having to change the mode. There are countless camera apps on Android, although there is one thing that many of them agree on: To record a video, you must first switch to video mode. That’s how Google Camera used to work too, although the latest version gives you another alternative.
Google Camera 8.2 adds a new way to record video and that will be more intuitive and faster to record videos: With a long tap on the shutter, similar to how recording works in apps like Instagram.
Press to record with Google Camera 8.2
While in apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and the like, taking photos and recording videos is done with a single button, in the vast majority of camera apps there is a photo mode and a video mode. Leaving the shutter release button pressed frequently does nothing except take a photo when you release it or take a burst of photos.
This is also how Google’s camera app, amicably known as Gcam, works. And so it continues to work, but now with a new alternative: You can now also leave the shutter release button pressed to start recording video. For convenience, after starting the recording you can slide to the lock so you don’t have to leave the button pressed, as happens with audio recordings in WhatsApp. You can see it in action in this video from XDA:
This small but useful new feature arrives with version 8.2 of Google Camera, which should arrive on compatible mobiles via Google Play soon, as well as being available on APKMirror. If you use a GCam MOD for other models, you’ll have to wait for a modified version of GCam 8.2 to become available.