How to Use Google Lens

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Here is How to use Google lens to get info about your photos & surroundings.

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With google lens, you can get details or take actions on your photos, objects around you, and image searches.

Google Lens can translate text into all Google Translate languages.
E.g. Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The lens app is available on Android, iPhone & iPad

Ways to use Google Lens:

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Extract details & take action on your photos on Android

Go to your Android phone or tablet, and open the Google Photos app Photos.
Then, select a photo.
Afterward, tap Lens.
Next, depending on your photo, check the details, take an action, or find similar products.

Note that you can use Google Lens with Google Photos or the Google app, but not with your camera or Google Assistant.

Extract details & take action on your photos on your iPhone or iPad

Firstly, on your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
Secondly, select a photo.
Thirdly, tap Lens.
Lastly, depending on your photo, check the details or take an action.

Provided that you take a photo of Home goods and apparel: you can find similar products and where to buy them.
A barcode: you can use a barcode to find info about a product, like where to buy it.
A business card: you can save the phone number or address to a contact.
A book: you can get a summary and read reviews.
An event flyer or billboard: you can add the event to your calendar.
A landmark or building: you can see historical facts, hours of operation, and more.
A painting in a museum: you can read about the artist and learn more.
A plant or animal: you can learn about species and breeds.

Take note that you can only translate screenshots in these languages:

  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Korean

Translate a screenshot with text using Google Lens

  • Go to your Android phone or tablet, and go to the website or app you want to translate.
  • Then, take a screenshot.
  • Next, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  • After, select the screenshot you want to translate, then tap Lens and then Translate.

How to see and delete Google Lens activity

To do that, go to the Lens page on My Activity.

Provided you don’t want your Google Lens activity saved to your Google Account, turn off Web & App Activity. Learn how to see and control your Web & App Activity.