Google Search for Android Can Take Photos and Record Videos Now

The application was updated with two new voice commands

Last week, Google updated a handful of applications for its Android users in order to provide them with various enhancements, and it seems that the company has even more new features in store for them, as the latest version of the Google Search app for Android shows.

The application has just got updated with support for some additional voice actions, enabling users to easily shoot photos or record videos without actually touching the device.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Google included the “Ok Google” hotword in the application not long ago, so that users could interact with the device much easier than before.

Thus, users can now activate the app by using said words, and then simply utter the new “take a photo” or “take a video” voice commands to trigger the specific actions.

“Sometimes the perfect photo passes you by as you fumble with your phone to open the camera app. 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 explains in a post on Google+.

“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!”

The updated Google Search for Android app is available through the Google Play Store, though it might not appear in all markets as of now. In case it is not there, simply check again after a while.

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