Google Aims to Replace iPhone Camera App with YouTube Capture

YouTube has released a new basic iOS camera app that uploads automatically and makes sharing to social networks as easy as pushing just one button. Simply called Capture, it “comes with a few key features that make it superior to the default iOS camera app: It offers image stabilization and color correction, and users can trim clips and even add a YouTube-approved soundtrack,” reports GigaOM.

“And here’s the killer,” adds the post. “YouTube Capture won’t let you record a clip until you hold your camera horizontally, so you won’t accidentally record everything sideways.” Once automatically uploaded to the site, clips can be shared, marked as unlisted or kept private.

With Capture, iPhone users can easily upload video clips to YouTube and share via Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Uploads will continue progress after closing the app, so users can access other functions while clips upload in the background.

“But the name of the app itself is probably just as noteworthy, because it’s a bold step to (pardon the choice of words) capture screen estate, mind share and ultimately users from Apple,” notes the post.

“Google has in recent weeks spent a lot of energy on trying to replace standard iOS apps like Maps, Safari and the now-phased-out YouTube app with its own versions. Capture is just another step in that process.”

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