How To Enable Google Lens Reverse Image Search In Chrome For Android

January 25, 2020

Want to know how to enable and use Google Lens reverse image search? Then, you are in the right place. Image Search is one such feature that allows you to search and find images based on what you typed. But, what if you can perform the reverse image search. Meaning, you will be able to identify the source of an image with ease. Some of us may be thinking about why anyone needs to use photos or images to search? There could be several reasons, such as to know the origin of the image, find similar images or other.

Irrespective of the reason, the importance of reverse image searching leads to the availability of hundreds of apps that can accomplish the task. Of all these, Google lens is the best one and acts as more than just a reverse imaging tool. Apart from basic features, it lets to get advanced details from an image. Recently, the popular web browser Google Chrome brought in this feature in which it uses the Google Lens. The feature is now live but isn’t enabled by default. If you are looking to search the web with images in Chrome for Android, then here are the steps to enable:

Steps To Enable Google Lens Reverse Image Search in Chrome for Android

– Fire up Google Chrome on Android smartphone.

– Type in chrome://flags in the Chrome address bar.

– In the page that is displayed, search for the following #context-menu-search-with-google-lens

– Tap on setting to select the option ‘Enabled’ from the drop-down menu. 

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– After enabling the flag, tap on the relaunch button available on the bottom of the screen.

– To get the feature enabled, Google Chrome needs to restart.

google lens reverse image search

That’s it! Google lens reverse image search in Chrome for Android is now active. From now on, when you long tap on any image, you will find a new option saying, “Search with Google lens.” 

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What’s Different?

Using the Google lens for the reverse image search provides it an all-new dimension. Instead of searching for the replica of exact images, Google lens focuses on the elements of image and displays results accordingly. In case the image has a shopping element, then the search results will show shopping links. There is even an option to grab text from the image. If you want to translate the text on the image, select the ‘translate’ option. Well! If you are still interested in regular search, there is always an option of “Search by Image” to select. 

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