Google’s Lens Visual Search is Rolling Out on iOS

March 16, 2018
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Google introduced an app last year that brings up relevant information using visual analysis called Google Lens. The search engine giant announced yesterday through a tweet that Google Lens is now coming to iOS over the coming week.

Google Lens, like Assistant, is an extension of Google Search. With this feature, just point your phone’s camera on an object, Lens will identify the image and provide suggestions of relevant search results and information.

The most prominent features the app carries are:

  • Book: You can get reviews and other details about a book.
  • Building or Landmark: you can get more relevant information about buildings and landmarks.
  • Business card: You can save a phone number or address to a contact.
  • A flyer or event billboard: You can add that event to your calendar.

Lens can be accessed within Google Photos by tapping the square camera icon in the bottom toolbar of any image. After few seconds of analysis, a panel will slide up with the relevant information the app can provide.

Let us know in the comments below if you find this feature interesting or you’d rather not share any more information with Google.

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