Get the most out of tabletop mode on your Pixel Fold

You can use tabletop mode on your Pixel Fold to take group photos, watch videos hands-free, and take tripod-free photos of the night sky.

Use tabletop mode to watch videos hands-free

  1. Select what you want to watch.
  2. Fold your phone in an L shape.
  3. Place it on a surface with the cover screen facing down.
  4. To exit tabletop mode, unfold your phone fully or fold the device closed.

Take a group photo with tabletop mode

Important: This feature is available only on select apps.

  1. On your Pixel Fold, open the Camera app Google Camera.
  2. Fold your phone in an L shape.
  3. Place it on a surface with the screen towards you, and the rear cameras facing your subject.
  4. To take a photo with the timer, set the timer and step into the frame.
    • Tap 3 seconds or 10 seconds .
    • Press the shutter button and then enter the photo.

Tip: Once you've selected a timer setting, you can also trigger the shutter button by holding up your hand. Learn more about palm timer.

Take a hands-free photo with your voice

Important: You need to have Google Assistant already set up. Learn how to set up Google Assistant here.

  1. On your Pixel Fold, open the Camera app Google Camera.
  2. Set your device on a stable surface or stand.
  3. Step into the camera’s frame.

To start a camera timer with your voice, say "OK Google, take a picture." After a 3-second delay, your phone will take a photo.

Tip: To use this feature, "Quick Phrases" must be enabled in Settings.

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