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Chrome’s Web Camera App Adds ‘Mirroring’ Toggle

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A mirroring toggle has been added to the default Camera app that ships with Chrome OS.

While its arrival won’t change the world, it will help make adjusting your hair, applying your make-up or doing a last-minute pre-Hangout t-shirt check a little easier.

A quick glance over the Chrome Web Store shows a number of so-called “mirror” apps are available, with one paid app having more than 60,000 users. Making mirroring toggleable in the stock Camera app is a great move and shows that Google is listening to what users want.

The feature addition is one of several to have landed over the last few months. Support for short video recording, YouTube uploads and sharing of snaps to social media is also in the works.

Camera is a free app and works on Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and, of course, Chrome OS.

Camera on the Chrome Web Store

  • Guest

    It’s a tad chubby and none of the colors particularly tickle my fancy, but it is quite lovely.

  • This is a nice addition and all, but I’m really looking forward to the video recording. I hope by ‘short’ they don’t mean limited to 30 seconds. I don’t mind the idea of a time limit, but I think somewhere around 5 minutes would be the sweet spot.

  • Tom King

    How does in compare and is it related to the new Google Camera app on Android?

  • Cristian Otegui

    Necesitamos más herramientas para grabar video con la webcam

  • Mr Mahoney

    This would be great with a chrome book mirror: