“All of Google was built because we started understanding text and web pages. So the fact that computers can understand images and videos has profound implications for our core mission,” _ CEO of Google
Google never failed to impress us with its creations and one new project ahs been done and it would surely help all people in many aspects of life. Google Lens is an app announced by Google during Google I/O 2017, designed to bring up relevant information using visual analysis.
If you’re not familiar with this. Lens is a feature in Google Photos that uses Google’s machine learning to give your extra information .
What Google Lens is all about ?
Google Lens uses the camera on a phone to scan various items, text, and documents and reveal pertinent information about what it sees.Some examples of how you can use it include:
- Show details of the object eg. Details of the flowers
- Details of movie can be read wiith one poster
In short: Lens will scan photos you’ve snapped or saved and provide additional information about what is in the photo.
No longer exclusive to Pixel
At launch, Google Lens was exclusive to the Google Pixel phone lineup. However, in February, Google announced that Lens would soon make its way to Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola and HMD/Nokia phones via Google Assistant. The iOS Google Photos app will also receive an update, adding Lens in the process.
How to use Google Lens ?
The Lens app isn’t an app at all. In fact, it’s built directly into Google Photos and Google Assistant. As Google continues to push out Lens, you’ll eventually see a Lens icon in the Photos and Assistant apps.
As said earlier, you can open the Google Photos app on your Android phone to fire up Google Lens. Currently, not all Android users might have the feature in their Photos app because Google is pushing the update in batches. Also, iPhone users will have to wait for the “coming soon” feature to arrive on their devices. There is no word about the possible release date.
Here is how you can use Google Lens on your Android Phone.
Google Lens in Google Assistant
If you have Pixel, you might have already tried your hand on the Lens feature. But if you haven’t, you can enable Assistant by pressing and holding the menu button. Then tap the Google Lens icon in the bottom right corner, and you’re good to go.
Google Lens in Google Photos
If you’re running the latest version of the Google Photos, you can find the same Google Lens button in the app. To use it, you have to first take a picture of anything and pull it up in Google Photos. Now tap on Lens icon to let Google analyze the object and show results.
Unfortunately, you can not use it to find the name of your crush or some random stranger walking down the street. For now, it cannot identify humans.
Whatever you capture while using Google Lens, you can check it again whenever you want. Just to your Google account’s My Activity page.
so the exploration starts with Google Lens