Google Image Search feature Three tips to get the most out of Google\’s new visual search tool
Google has a habit of adding useful, cutting-edge features to the Android camera app, and the newly released Google Lens is no exception. Available via a separate app on compatible devices, Lens lets you snap a picture of an object or scene and get extra information, such as the name, location, or owner of the object.
But how do you actually use Google Lens? What are these new features? And how can you make the most of them? We\’re here to help out.
What is Google Lens?
Google Lens is a feature of the Android operating system and a collection of apps that help you take better photos. Among those apps is the new Google Photo app, which uses Google Lens to improve the image quality of your phone\’s camera.
For example, if you take a picture of a document with Google Lens, the app will offer to read the text for you. This feature is useful if you can\’t read the document well enough to understand what it says.
Another app called Google Maps loads your camera with information about the location where you are. Use this feature if you are in a situation where you need to find your location but you don\’t have access to Internet.
Google Lens also offers to translate text in over 100 languages. This feature is useful if you are traveling abroad and need to read signs or use apps that work with GPS.
Finally, Google Lens offers to organize your photos by date or location, so it is easy to see all of the pictures you took in a certain time period or where you were located at a certain time.