Google Lens rolled out for iOS users

ANI | Updated: Mar 16, 2018 17:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 16 (ANI): Tech giant Google announced the official rollout of its on-demand object recognition tool, Google Lens, for iOS devices and will be available over the next few weeks.

" Starting today and rolling out over the next week, those of you on iOS can try the preview of Google Lens to quickly take action from a photo or discover more about the world around you. Make sure you have the latest version (3.15) of the app," the company tweeted.

To access the feature on iOS device, the user may launch the Google Photos app, select a photo, then tap on the Google Lens icon. Depending on what the photo is, details of it can be accessed. If the user's web and app activity setting is switched on, Google Lens activity will be saved to his/her Google account. The user may even delete any history from the 'My Activity' page at any time.

An Android or iOS user, with device language set to English, may open the Google Photos app, select a photo and tap the Google Lens icon to learn more about landmarks, see its ratings, working hours, historical facts, and more.

Furthermore, Google Lens can be used to copy and take action on the visible text, or to visit a website, get directions, add an event to the calendar, call a number, copy and paste a recipe, and more. Users may even obtain reviews or get a summary of a book by posting a snap of the cover.

Earlier in the month, the company's visual search engine that recognises images and scans business cards, was rolled out to all Google Photos users on Android phones. (ANI)