During the launch of the Galaxy S22, Samsung revealed how it worked with social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat to improve camera quality in those apps. Improved images and videos were enabled through native support for Night Mode and the ability to use telephoto and ultrawide cameras inside Snapchat. Those features were also announced for the Galaxy S21 series.
Snapchat gets native ultrawide and zoom camera support for Galaxy S21
It is now being reported that the latest version of the Snapchat app (188.8.131.52) for Android brings native support for telephoto and ultrawide cameras on the Galaxy S21 series. Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra users can now switch to ultrawide and zoom cameras. Some users report that support for the ultrawide camera in Snapchat has been working on the Galaxy S21 series for five months. To switch to the ultrawide camera, pinch out on the screen or click the 0.6x button just above the shutter button in Snapchat.
Since the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21+ have telephoto cameras with 3x zoom as default, Snapchat only offers 3x native zoom inside the app. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, however, also supports 10x zoom inside Snapchat as it has a super telephoto camera with 10x optical zoom. All these features are rolling out via the latest stable version of Snapchat. Some users have noticed that these new features are not present on a more recent version of Snapchat that they received.
If you have a Galaxy S21 series phone and are an avid Snapchat user, update Snapchat to the latest version via the Google Play Store to access new camera features. These phones also offer the ability to use Night Mode inside Snapchat for better image quality. To use Night Mode, click the Moon icon on the top right section of the screen.
The video below shows you our long-term review of the Galaxy S21.