Google Images is now including coming Lens Integration

Judy Cobb
October 28, 2018

Google promised last month that it would roll out Lens to Google Images after announcing the object recognition technology in May of previous year. Previously it was only available on iOS and Android devices but now it is available on Google Images, meaning that you can use the Lens on mobile web.

Google Lens already lets you use your phone's camera to copy text from a sign, identify plants and animals, scan bar codes and get details on a monument or building.

It work's on numerous same things as the Lens feature in Google Assistant, but of course, it will also help you to buy that object or product which you have circled in an image.

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Currently, the Google Lens is only available in United States for searches in English, but users in other countries using other languages will soon get this feature too. This is especially helpful if you are looking for a new sofa, for example, as shown in the GIF to the right. Fun fact! Did you know that Google Images was first introduced due to a demand for pictures of a green Versace dress worn by Jennifer Lopez? When you click one of those dots, Google will identify the item for you and/or show similar ones. Well, Google Lens might just be it. When you press the icon, Lens will highlight objects with a blue dot.

Although the new feature should be able to identify basic objects in photos, over time it should be able to identify more advanced things like specific types of flowers and noteworthy landmarks, she said. Google will roll out to more locations and languages in the coming months.

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