Google has released a new feature for Android device users, allowing them to use their phones as webcams natively. According to tech publication Ars Technica, this feature is part of the Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 version and is already available for those who have installed this beta.

Unlike using external apps or programs, using an Android mobile as a webcam natively only requires connecting the device to the computer and changing the USB function to webcam in the “USB preferences” menu. This allows any Android device user to use their phone as a webcam on any computer without complications.

This feature is similar to a feature that is already available on Apple devices, which has led some users to point out that Google has been inspired by Apple’s options. However, the Android feature allows you to use the phone as a webcam on Windows, Mac, Linux, and even other Android phones, making it more versatile than the Apple option.

It is expected that this feature will be available when Android 14 is launched to the market, which could happen in October alongside the Google Pixel 8.

Source: Ars Technica, 3DJuegos.