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It is always exciting to explore hidden features in your smartphone. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phones have an excellent feature: Edge panel. This Edge panel works as your extra home screen, which is hidden on the side of the display and it is all set to perform many tasks upon a swipe. The Edge panel’s default features are app shortcuts, tasks shortcuts and a contact panel. But a Smart Select is a panel that helps you use GIF-Making feature in Galaxy S8.
You can set up this feature by taking a few steps, but then, you can easily create animated images with a few taps. The idea of not downloading any third-party GIF apps excites many users, and they can now spice up their conversations by using secret GIF making tool in Galaxy S8.
How to Use GIF-Making Feature in Galaxy S8
Add Smart Select Panel
Step #1: Launch Settings app on your Galaxy S8.
Step #2: Next, tap on Display.
Step #3: Now you need to tap on Edge screen option.
Step #4: Then tap on Edge panels and tap the Smart Select panel to enable it.
Edge panel comes into picture when you are watching an interesting video that you want to make a GIF of. While watching the video, slide out the Edge panel and swipe through panels until you locate Smart Select. Next, tap on the red GIF button, select the area of display you want to capture and then tap record button.
Note that you can capture up to 15 seconds in quality settings. Once you have finished, you can edit, share or save the GIF. Remember that you cannot open menus or use the device when GIF creation is under process.
While we are talking about excellent features of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones, we should not overlook some technical glitches users are facing. Recently, many users have complained about random reboots issue on Samsung Galaxy S8. While others were enraged by battery drain issues on their Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones.
Samsung had earlier blocked Bixby remapping feature after the release of Galaxy S8. But experts found another way to remap Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Following iPhone style, Samsung launched icon notification badge in its flagship Galaxy S8 phones. But the feature was not applied on all apps successfully as users could see this notification badge only on a few apps. This has forced many users to turn off notification badge on Galaxy S8.
Users particularly like Samsung’s initiative to remove home button. Any loyal customer of Galaxy phones can boot Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus into recovery mode or download mode.