The Pixel 5 and 4a 5G launched with an updated Camera application that later advanced toward different phones. One of the Pixel UI changes to Google Camera 8.0 is another approach to get to full zoom controls outside of the preset augmentations.
Over the shutter button is a pill with .6x (4a 5G/5 in particular), 1x, and 2x augmentations for rapidly zooming in/out. It’s more advantageous than pinch-to-zoom, which requires holding the phone in one hand while utilizing the other to make the gesture. An option is utilizing the volume rocker for zoom controls, yet most lean toward utilizing that as an actual shutter button.
Google Camera 8.0 and 8.1 (current release) unobtrusively acquainted another route with zoom on the Pixel. Holding down on .6/1/2x will open the full slider and let you drag to the exact addition. Clients don’t need to keep their finger on the screen as the bar stays on screen for a few seconds. Indeed, the initial drag is much slower than every single succeeding adjustments. Whenever you’re finished changing, the “2x” preset changes to whatever increase you arrived on, while you can rapidly zoom back out.
The new strategy for all phones comes as Google doesn’t allow you to double-tap the Pixel 4a 5G and 5 viewfinder to zoom. That was the past method to quickly raise the slider, and stays an option on older gadgets running version 8+.