The Google Lens is one of the most amazing features announced in the last year’s annual developer conference, Google I/O. However, the feature remained exclusive only for the Google Pixel devices. To our surprise, now Google has officially declared that it will be made available for all the Android devices, henceforth.
The feature enables the search giant to scan images on the device and perform the search based on it. So basically, with it, you’re able to perform a Google search, just with a picture, rather than a search phrase. Moreover, you can also create a new contact just by scanning a business card.
Rolling out today, Android users can try Google Lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android: https://t.co/KCChxQG6Qm
Coming soon to iOS pic.twitter.com/FmX1ipvN62
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 5, 2018
The company has taken the Google Photos’ Twitter handle to announce this happy news to all the Android users out there. And that doesn’t end there. The announcement has something even more astounding to hear. Yes, the Google Lens will soon make its way to the iOS devices too!
Can’t wait to try this feature on your Android smartphone? We’ll tell you how.
First, download and install the Google Photos app from Play Store, on your phone. If you already have it installed, you’ll have to update it to the latest version, via Play Store. Then:
- Go to the app and open a photo.
- You could see the Google Lens icon below picture, tap on it (Shown above).
- Now, Google will scan the image and fetch the search results based on the image.
However, we have to mind that the new update is a slow rollout. It means, right now the update has reached only a very few models; and will take a considerable course of time to reach all other makes and models. As of now, devices running on Android 8.0, like OnePlus 5T have received the update.
Take the comment box to let us know what Android device you’re using, and if you’ve received the update yet.