30 September 2021
Apart from the big MUM upgrade across Google Search and Google Lens, the search giant is further expanding the prowess of its Google Lens to more of its apps and services.
At the Search On event, Google announced it is updating its native app for iOS users to enable the Lens mode for the users. The integration works similar to how this mode works on its Android app.
A Google Lens camera icon will now sit next to the mic icon on Google’s app search bar. Clicking on it will open a new interface that contains all your images stored on your phone. From here, you can pick any image you want to know more about and Google Lens will pull up visual matches for you. So, you get to know quickly about any image without having to do a reverse image search through Google Search. Initially, the Google Lens integration on iOS will be limited to users in the US. It is currently unknown when Google will make this integration available globally to iOS users.
In addition to this, Google is also bringing its Lens integration to the Chrome browser on the desktop. With this integration, users will be able to select images, videos, or text from websites and search them with Lens in the same tab. Once available, you can right-click on any part of the website on Chrome and choose ‘Search Part of the Page with Google Lens.’ This button will then let you “Drag over any image to search.”
This update will be available to users across the globe in the next few months.
Google | iOS | App Store, Free