Google Lens will allow search from any screen on Android
During a recent Paris showcase, Google announced a new update to Google Lens that’s coming to Android mobile devices. “In the coming months”, Google will allow anyone using Lens on Android to perform a search of anything that’s displayed on the screen. As Google put it during the presentation: “If you can see it, you can search it”.
In the coming months, we’re introducing a ✨major update ✨ to help you search what’s on your mobile screen.— Google Europe (@googleeurope) February 8, 2023
You’ll soon be able to use Lens through Assistant to search what you see in photos or videos across websites and apps on Android. #googlelivefromparis pic.twitter.com/UePB421wRY
Users would be able to search for a building name, food recipes, car models, or any images that may contain searchable information. It will also work across websites and apps, and you wouldn’t need to leave the screen to perform a Lens search.
At the same event, Google announced an update to its Multisearch feature: which lets users perform an image search and add text to refine search results. You can now add text to specify the kinds of results you’re looking for with an image.
Multisearch is now live globally! Try out this new way to search with images and text at the same time. 🤯— Google Europe (@googleeurope) February 8, 2023
So if you see something you like, but want it in a different style, colour or fit, just snap or upload a photo with Lens then add text to find it. 🔎#googlelivefromparis pic.twitter.com/4yT6voiJkn
In the above Tweet, Google demonstrates that you can perform an image search and further refine results by using Lens and then adding a text search, specifying a different style.
At the same event, Google also unveiled Bard, its ChatGPT rival that’ll soon be featured in Search. Just this week, Microsoft also announced its AI-powered enhancements coming to Bing and Edge browser.
- 11 Feb 2023
Doesn't work. Searching with Google Images was a lot better. Please stop updating and making things worse...
- 10 Feb 2023
There's a new method. The thing you probably did is not what this article is talking about.
- 09 Feb 2023
Wowo, hold back abit there are those of us who spent a great extempt to collect information, and insist it cant be backtraced. our entire economy is based on the idea that information will not be free for ever. We saw the future, others couldnt. No n...