Android 12 Will Let You Navigate Your Smartphone Using Facial Expressions, Here’s How

Google is adding a new accessibility feature called Camera Switch on Android 12 which will let to control your smartphone using facial expressions.

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Google is adding a new accessibility feature on Android 12 which will let to control your smartphone using facial expressions. This new feature is dubbed as “Camera Switches” and has arrived with Android version 12 in the Android’s Accessibility Suite app. The Camera Switches feature was first spotted by the folks at XDA Developers. As per details published by the publication, the Camera Switch feature was included by Google in the fourth Android 12 beta release which the company recently seeded out for Pixel phones. As of now, the Camera Switch feature is yet to be added by Google in the current version of the Accessibility Suite app which is available on the Play Store. Let’s check out ahead as in what you can do with the new Camera Switch feature:

Android Accessibility Feature Lets You Control Smartphone Using Facial Expression

As per XDA Developers, Switch Access contains tools that let you interact with your Android device without using the touchscreen. With Switch Access, you can connect an external device through USB or Bluetooth. With the facial expressions, you can have a number of controls that let you scroll, go back, view quick settings or notifications. When you activate this new feature, a persistent notification icon is shown which tells you that your camera is actively being used. Android 12 also has a status bar indicator that tells whenever your device’s camera is being used. Below is the list of facial gestures and camera switch actions that you can perform through the Camera Switch feature available in the Android Accessibility App Suite App.

  • Open Mouth
  • Smile
  • Raise Eyebrows
  • Look Left
  • Look Right
  • Look Up
  • Open Mouth
  • Smile
  • Raise Eyebrows
  • Look Left
  • Look Right
  • Look Up

As mentioned above the Android Accessibility Suite App present on the Google Play Store is yet to get updated with the Camera Switch feature. However, as per XDA Developers, you will still be able to sideload the APK to get the new Camera Switches to feature on an Android 11 device. What are your thoughts about this new Camera Switch feature being brought in Android Accessibility Suite App? Do let us know in the comments below.

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