Google Lens Will Now Allow Users To Conduct Image Search Via Google’ Search Engine

Google Lens has a new shortcut for Android users via which said individuals can directly access Image Search.

Google Lens is the hip image recognition technology of the future. More accurately, it will be once all the kinks are ironed out, but there’s already been a lot of headway made into its features and inner workings. The feature that first brought Lens to my attention, and by far my favorite addition to it, is its ability to translate languages via text, which enables users to read signs, menus, and the like in foreign countries. All of this boils down to Lens as an app having surprisingly good image recognition technology backing it up, which Google keeps updating on the flip. With a deep learning algorithm to boot, Lens is the app that keeps on updating itself and gets better with age. Well, we certainly hope at least, and we also hope that said AI decides to stop before Skynet enters the picture. At any rate, Lens isn’t the only image recognition technology that Google has employed in its history.

The Google Search engine allows users the ability to conduct image searches; all an individual has to do is drag a certain image into the search bar, and the engine in turn will pull up similar images and relay them to the users. It’s a feature that’s incredibly useful in tracing the origins of certain images, or even for recognizing stuff that people may not know by name or any other significant keywords. We do, after all, rely on sight more than most other senses as a species. Of course, when a technological giant has two features that rely heavily on image recognition technology that it has painstakingly worked on, what’s the next best step? Combining them, of course, or at least if the likes of Marvel Studios are to be trusted.

That’s exactly what Google did with a recent update of Lens as well. Users who recently opened the app may have found a new icon on the bottom right corner of their in-app cameras, which appears in the form of a typical magnifying glass. Clicking on it will allow users to conduct an image search on whichever image they were currently analyzing. It’s a simple way of easily accessing the Google feature, and adds yet another tool to Lens’ burgeoning arsenal.

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