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New Google Lens feature will allow Android users to search their screens (literally)

New Google Lens features displayed on three phone screens


Google announced a suite of AI-powered upgrades to its Search, Maps, and Lens services during its recent Paris showcase, with Lens set to benefit from a particularly useful new feature in the coming months.

Soon, Google Lens users on Android will be able to search for what they see in photos and videos through Google Assistant alone. The integration will work across myriad websites and apps and allow people to learn more about the information contained within images—think building names, food recipes, or car models—without having to navigate away from those images. As Google explained in its Paris presentation, “if you can see it, you can search it.”