Here's how to enable or disable the floating camera shutter button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Here's how to enable or disable the floating camera shutter button on the Galaxy S8 and S8+
Although the Samsung Experience skin on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now sleeker and more straightforward than ever, it's still bulging with useful features whose sole purpose is to aid users in their everyday tasks.

Single-hand mode, fingerprint gestures, and that floating shutter button are all super-useful, no doubt about that.

Wait, what? What floating shutter button?

This one is, as you might have guessed, a floating shutter button resembling a chat head in the camera button that allows you to easily take pictures no matter your hold of the device. It's super useful, especially when snapping selfies and abusing the animalistic animated stickers that make you look like Bambi's long-lost cousin!

Here's how to enable and, respectively, disable this feature.

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8 Comments

1. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

They need a sort of tap or hold anywhere on the preview part of the picture to take a picture, I don't know if that exists but that would be cool.

3. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Hey there Export! Such an option only exists for the front-facing camera: you can take a picture by tapping the screen, by showing an open palm, or by tapping the heart rate sensor. You can't use any of these with the main camera though...

5. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

That is unfortunate that it doesn't exist, I feel it would be useful.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's there for the front camera because the way you hold the phone, why would you need it for the back camera?

2. Djz89

Posts: 437; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

i prefer a real shutterbutton.

4. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I don't know if this gives any sort of practicality whatsoever. You can do the same with gestures or better, use the volume buttons as a shutter.

6. blehkwide

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

I to try most phones do that. The volume button, very handy.

8. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

sooooo...is there going to be information on HOW to enable/disable this? or not?...article just ends with here's how to do it. then comments...

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