Google Camera users get ability to mute shutter sound in latest update

Google’s dedicated camera app that simply goes by the name Google Camera is the default camera application on its Pixel, Nexus and Android One devices. While the company used to allow users of devices made by other companies to install the app from the Play Store, it stopped doing so 2 years ago and only those who belong to Google’s exclusive club have access to it.

That small subset of users has been denied access to a feature that many using other camera apps may be taking for granted: the ability to mute shutter sound(s).

However, with version 4.3 of the app, that is no longer going to be an issue. Users will no longer have to use the volume down button to disable shutter sounds as that can easily be done from the settings section of the app.

It’s not just that one feature that comes in the latest update to Google Camera. There’s now a zoom bar at the bottom of the viewfinder and a tiny adjustment to how exposure control functions.

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Emmanuel Chenze

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