MIUI Camera App gets full-screen gesture support in recent MIUI 12 beta builds

MIUI Camera App gets full-screen gesture support in recent MIUI 12 beta builds

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At the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China late last month, Xiaomi officially announced MIUI 12. During the event, Xiaomi detailed some of the new features introduced in the latest software update, including the new animations, navigation gestures, live wallpapers, privacy features, and much more. Shortly thereafter, Tushar from our team managed to flash the MIUI 12 China Beta ROM on a Redmi K20 Pro and elaborated on some of the most interesting features in the release. Xiaomi has since rolled out similar closed beta builds of MIUI 12 for several devices and has pushed a few updates introducing even more new features, including full-screen gesture support for the MIUI Camera app.


The new full-screen gesture support in the MIUI Camera app was first spotted by XDA tipster kacskrz and Tushar was able to test it out on his Redmi K20 Pro. The gesture support essentially gives you an easier way to access the additional modes and settings in the MIUI Camera app. With the update, the app now gives users access to two different UI options — a tab-based UI and a panel-based UI. In the tab-based UI, you can swipe from right to left to reveal all the additional modes available in the MIUI Camera app. You can also swipe down on the viewfinder to bring up all the camera settings.

On the other hand, in the panel-based UI, you can swipe up to open the additional modes panel and swipe down to access the camera settings. Along with that, there’s another gesture that you can use to exit the edit screen which allows you to choose all the modes that are displayed on the home screen of the camera app.

As you can see in the video above, once you’re done rearranging the modes you can swipe down anywhere on the screen to head back to the viewfinder. The updated MIUI Camera APK that includes support for these gestures is included in the MIUI 12 builds that were released after the May 11 builds listed in our index. It’s also worth noting that these camera gestures will also make their way to Xiaomi.eu builds in the near future.