After being on the market for roughly a month now, the Google Clips app has officially gotten its first real feature update. In addition to capturing a high-resolution still when you manually press the capture button, you can now pinch-to-zoom to crop into your clips…

First published on the Play Store on March 16, version 1.4.189410803 introduces the following new features:

  • Higher resolution still photos for manual captures! When you press the shutter button in Live Preview or on your camera, you’ll get a high-resolution still photo, along with the clip.
  • Pinch-to-zoom in the app! Tap ‘Edit’ on any of your clips and pinch to zoom

After updating, though, I don’t see the high resolution still option after manually pressing the button. All I’m seeing is the seven-second clip as normal. There’s a chance that this feature hasn’t fully rolled out yet and might require a firmware update on Google Clips itself.

But, the pinch-to-zoom functionality after hitting edit is live and working well. Now, instead of manually cropping in using the four different corners, you can just zoom into the clips.

Download the Google Clips app from the Play Store here.

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