One for fans of minor updates, this: the Chrome ‘Camera’ app will shortly get a new ‘material icon’.

A simple blue circle with a white camera emblem will replace the incumbent, and comparatively intricate, design. As with many of Chrome’s design changes, the new icon has been designed by Sebastien Gabriel.

Current design and proposed ‘material icon’ for

Not a massive or hugely impactful change, no. But it does help bring Google’s “Photo Booth” app into a creative consistency with the File manager, Gallery and Video and Audio players, all of which have been given similarly styled icons over the past 12 months.

screenshot of new video player icon in Chrome OS


Installed in Chrome OS by default, the Camera app is available to install from the Chrome Web Store on regular desktops, too. Providing you have a webcam that works, Chrome should be able to find it.

Camera App on Chrome Web Store

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