Tapping a screen too energy sapping for you? Google Camera’s latest update adds the ability to snap pictures using a simple voice command.
That means practically any device running Android Nougat 7.1 can use the new Google Camera app.
Snapping a picture using Google Camera can be done using a simple five-word phrase
Google Camera’s voice snap feature, although seemingly over-complicated, actually simplifies the action of taking a photo in some cases.
The activation command, “Okay Google, take a photo”, plugs into the common lingo used by Google’s other smartphone and AI commands. Additionally — and its real party trick — is its ability to snap an image even when the app isn’t activated.
Camera’s voice command perhaps works best if you’re planning a group timed selfie, sitting on a mobile tripod. Or, you know, if you’re utterly lazy.
If you’re running Android Nougat 7.1, you can grab the file here.