How to Take Selfies with Your Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

Why not take advantage of your Android phone’s front-facing camera and take a self-portrait or video? The vernacular term is selfie, for self-shot. Get your duck face ready!

Locate the Switch Cameras icon on the Camera app’s screen. The figure lists a variety of Switch Camera icons collected over the years. The one your phone’s Camera app uses may look similar.

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Switch Camera icons.

When you see yourself in the Camera app’s viewfinder, you’ve completed the task successfully. Smile. Click.

Tap the same icon again to switch back to the rear camera. The icon may change its appearance, but you should find it in the same location on the Camera app’s screen.