Microsoft brings Timelapse feature to Windows Phones


Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
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Microsoft has recently shipped a new camera update out to Fast Ring users running preview builds of Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2 on their Windows handsets.

With version number 1016.11, the camera update features an updated UI and a new time-lapse functionality that is currently in the testing phase and is expected to be released soon to all Windows 10 mobile phones. Some standout features of the update are:

  • A range of revamped icons
  • A square image thumbnail in the lower right corner that lets you instantly access the most recent photo you’ve taken
  • A fully functional timer, included in the main UI of the camera, providing ease of accessibility so that users no longer need to shuffle through menus for the option.
  • The new Timelapse feature which, as stated by Microsoft, enables the phone to “keep taking photos until the camera button is pressed again when the timer is on”

However, the app is still work in progress and could use more improvements for devices running Windows 10 Mobile devices. It is an undeniable fact that Microsoft could still improve on many of the developments on rival platforms.

For starters, the Panorama feature could use additional functionality like adjustable zoom, something that is clearly needed because most of its final results look basic without it.

What’s good to see is that Microsoft isn’t drowning in the constant criticism it’s experiencing and from the big names pulling away from the Windows platform; the company is still working to release updates with the sole interest of improving its platforms. The only downside is that the pace of these upgrades is fairly slow, and Windows Insider program participants have been waiting for a long time to get some game-changing updates.

Windows 10 Redstone 2 is all set to launch in March 2017, bringing improvements to both PCs and mobile devices. We certainly hope this to be the big break for Microsoft.

Download the update Windows Camera app here and let us know how you liked the update.