How to Switch Front and Rear Camera while Video Recording in Android

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In this article, you will read about an application that allows you to flip the front and rear camera while video recording in Android.

FlipCam is an android web application that allows you to flip between the front and rear camera of the device while recording a video. This application, mentioned the article, is currently available for the Android device users only. Hence, make sure that the device you’re using for running this application has an Android OS installed.

This application is extremely useful whenever you’re in a situation where you find it difficult to record your expressions during an event happening around. Although some phones allow this as an in-built feature, but it takes some seconds before the camera flips and resumes recording. In such cases, FlipCam application can come handy.

How to Switch Front and Rear Camera while Video Recording in Android

FlipCam is a free android application which integrates into your camera device and allows you to record through two cameras in a single video. Although both, rear and front, cameras can be used in a single video, this application does not allow shooting with both the cameras simultaneously. Hence, it is suggested that you flip the camera as per your convenience while recording a video.

Lets see how you can switch front and rear camera while recording a video in android devices. For this, you must search and install the application called FlipCam from Google Playstore. For convenience, you can click here to visit the application page directly on the Google Playstore app.


Once you install the application, it’ll ask you to allow the access for taking pictures and record video using your device. Click on “allow”.

Allow Access 1

The application will also ask your permission to store the recorded video and picture in the default application in the android device. Click on “allow” to proceed further.

Allow Access 2

Furthermore, for video recording purposes, the application will ask your permission to record audio in the device. Press “allow” and get started with recording the video.

Allow Access 3

The application will directly launch the video recording screen as a default where you can click on the center red button to start recording the video.

Start Recording

Once you start recording the video and want to flip the rear camera to the front camera, click on the “reverse camera” icon given adjacent to the record video icon. This action will flip the camera and now your front camera will be recording the video in continuation with the video recorded with rear camera.

Flip Camera


You can also pause the video in between recording for adjusting the appearance of the shot object. Once recorded, you can go through the recorded video, in which you will see the rear camera recording for object and front camera recording for the expression in the same video.

In brief

FlipCam is a simple and easy application that facilitates recording from front camera and rear camera in a same video. Although this feature is available in some smartphones, if you don’t have this feature in your android phones, you can use FlipCam for the same.

Give this application a try.

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