The Android-based Google Search app has now received a brand new feature. According to reports, Google has released a new update for its search app for Android that will let fans use voice commands to activate camera and even click pictures.
Google, stating in a blog post that the camera will also be activated in the user's preferred mode, wrote in an official post related to the same: "Now with the Google Search App on Android, you can just tap the microphone or say 'Ok Google,' then 'take a photo' or 'take a video'."
"Google will launch your camera app in the preferred mode. So update your app, snap those shots and don't forget to show off your beautiful photos!"
So basically, Android users will just need to tap on the microphone icon on the Search app, or just say 'Ok Google' to launch the default camera app in the device.
Apart from that, there will be voice commands like 'take a picture' for launching the camera app in camera mode, and even 'record a video' for opening the app in video mode. Apparently, users can use other phrases for the same apart from the recommended phrases.
The new ability to open the camera app in photo or video mode using a voice command is a new addition to an already existing long list of commands that are available through Google Now. And this, on Android devices, is currently accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
"So, for those testing out voice commands for the first time, it's also possible to launch other apps like Twitter by saying 'open Twitter.' It's not possible to say 'post to Twitter,' but it is possible to say 'post to Google+'," a ZDNet report states.