What exactly is Google Lens or how do I use Google Lens? Google, which is undoubtedly the best tech company presently is loved by millions of people due to its diverse products. One of such amazing products is Google Lens. Perhaps you have not heard about Google Lens or you already know about it but don’t know how it works. This article got you covered.
Google Lens is a versatile mobile app that helps users to identify images and displays relevant information based on what it captures. With Google Lens, you can discover a lot of things around you, and get things done faster using your phone camera or photo.
Google’s image recognition service is really a fantastic app that everyone is supposed to use. I’ve been using this app for the past couple of years and I’ve never regretted downloading it. The app works by comparing images and objects to the ones you snap or select from your device folder. Maybe you have a picture of a product on your smartphone and you need more similar images like it, you can get a plethora of them on Lens.
How Google Lens Works
Google Lens gathers information from all over the internet for you depending on the photos or images you upload. It may interest you to know that not only does Lens analyze images and bring relevant results for you. In the meantime, you can use Lens to translate an article, phrase, and groups of words.
You can snap the picture of an article written in an unknown language and translate them easily using Lens. You will agree that this is really amazing. With Lens, you can translate texts or words into all Google Translate languages. Besides, you also solve homework questions with Lens. You just need to take a photo or screenshots of the homework question.
Furthermore, you can get details about a particular area or location that looks strange to you. Open Lens on your phone and point your phone camera to buildings to get details. In simple terms, there is no type of image that Lens will not locate for you. Search for clothing, dining, shopping, events, and home décor, and discover the one you like.
Google Lens App
The Google Lens app is the mobile version of Google Lens for mobile users. Google has made it possible for every mobile user to download Lens on their mobile device. Millions of people have downloaded this app on their mobile devices. Don’t you think it is important you also download the app on your respective mobile device?
If you own an Android device or an iOS device, you can download it from Google Play and App Store respectively. Android users are the most users of this app and it has a good rating and positive reviews from users. To download the App;
- Visit Google Play or App Store on your mobile device.
- Search for Google Lens using the search bar.
- Once you find the app, click the ‘’Install’’ or ‘’Get’’ button.
Allow Lens to install on your device and click launch it after the download process is complete. Above all, the app is free to download and use. You don’t have to pay a dime before you can begin to use it.
Can I Use Google Lens on PC?
Unfortunately, Lens can only be used on a mobile device. Although it has a website that can be accessed via web browsers. But when you click on the download link, it will ask you to get the app on Google Play or App Store. As of now, there is no Lens app for Windows PC. From the look of things, it seems Google LLC does not want to develop a Lens app for PC.
How to Use Google Lens
Start taking actions on your photos, images around you, and objects around you with Lens. Mind you, you need to have a Google account before you can use Google Lens since it is a Google product. As stated earlier, you can use Lens on Android and iOS devices. Hence, we’ll be showing you the steps below for each.
How to Use Lens on Android
You can use Lens for different things depending on what you want to do.
- Open the Lens app on your Android device.
- Select a photo from your device folder or point your camera and take a snap of the picture you want to get the result.
- Once you snap a picture, Lens will search through the internet and display tons of visual matches.
- To use Lens to read a text, select text and take a photo of the word, and tap ”Listen” from the pop-up page.
- If you want to translate a text, choose translate and point your phone camera to the word you want to translate. Click on the Translate icon and get the word or words translated immediately.
How to Use Lens on iPhone and iPad
- Open the Google Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Select a picture or photo.
- Click ‘’Lens’’
- Check the details of the picture and take action depending on the picture you take.
If you take pictures of apparel and home products, you will discover similar products and where to purchase them. On iPhone and iPad, you can use Lens with Google photo or the Google app but you can use it with Google Assistant or your camera.