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Take a selfie on your Pixel phone

You can use the front camera on your Pixel phone to take a self-portrait (selfie).

Flip your lens

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. To swap to your front camera, tap Switch .
  3. Tap Capture .
To flip your lens for a selfie without buttons: 
  1. Twist your phone away from you and back.
  2. To flip your lens again, repeat step 1. Learn how to turn gestures on or off.

Choose how selfies are saved

You can save your selfies as mirrored or non-mirrored photos. If you save a selfie as previewed, it won’t appear reversed after you take a selfie.

To mirror or non-mirror your selfies, in your camera, at the top, tap the Down arrow , then Settings . Tap Save selfie as previewed.

Change the appearance of a selfie

Retouch a selfie

You can use Face retouching on selfies or Portrait mode photos.

  1. To retouch a selfie or Portrait mode photo, tap the Down arrow .
  2. Under “Face Retouching":
    • Pixel 4a (5G) and later: Tap Subtle or Smooth.
    • Pixel 4a and earlier: Tap Natural or Smooth.

Tip: The face retouching results only show in the final photo.

Brighten a selfie

Before you can brighten selfies, you must switch to the front camera. To brighten selfies, tap the Down arrow  and then Selfie Illumination

Zoom out on a selfie (Pixel 3 only)

The Pixel 3 has a super-wide front camera, so you can zoom out on a selfie. To fit more people in your photo, before you take a selfie, use the slider at the bottom of the screen.

Get selfie help with verbal cues (Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro)

Guided Frame signals when you're in view for a selfie. A dotted frame surrounds your face, and verbal cues and vibrations signal when to take the photo.

To get Guided Frame, turn on TalkBack.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility and then TalkBack.
  3. Turn Use TalkBack on or off.

To use Guided Frame, open the Google Camera app:

  1. Press and hold your front camera button.
  2. Double-tap the front camera button to switch to Selfie mode.
  3. Follow the audio instructions or vibrations.
  4. The Camera app takes your selfie.
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