Chrome App has Finally Incorporated Google Lens into its Image Search!

Google Lens hasn’t been shy of making its presence felt in different apps and services owned by the tech giant. A way to transmit photos via Lens’ smart system has been incorporated into (Google) Assistant, Photos, Images and Camera. Courtesy of this smart system, the items in a particular image are detected and suitable results are presented to the user. Well, now it looks like Chrome is also about to hop on the bandwagon.

Lens can now be found in all versions of Chrome. In order to activate it, users can head over chrome://flags and find #context-menu-search-with-google-lens or paste this in the Chrome address bar chrome://flags/#context-menu-search-with-google-lens and simply enable the flag. After that, the browser needs to be closed and relaunched and users can then observe by tapping on an image that “Search Google for this image” gets replaced by “Search with Google Lens”.

Lens adds an entirely new aspect to an image search. It doesn’t look up an exact duplicate of the image on other sites, but reserves its services for identifying the elements in the said picture so it can pull up similar photos. As for “Search by image” option, it is still present and can be utilized by users.

The thing about Lens search is that in various instances, it has the potential to be more accommodating than Google Images. It will recognize a picture’s elements and direct you toward them. These elements can be grocery items, furniture pieces etc. Additionally, users are allowed to crop and alter the focused area to retrieve even more relevant results.

If you are unable to find the flag in question, make sure that the Chrome version you are using is the latest one. The Lens app need not be downloaded for users to avail the feature.



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