The Google Lens Visual Search Tool is being implemented in Google Chrome for the web.
Until now, Chrome offered users the ability to reverse search for an image by right-clicking on it and selecting “Google Image Search.” Now, after launching Chrome 92, when you right-click on an image in Chrome, you’ll be given a new option that says “Search image with Google Lens.”
Clicking on the new option will take you to the Google Lens website, where the image you right-clicked will appear on the left side of the screen and the web results will appear on the right. You can crop and focus on a specific section of the image to restrict your search results, similar to how you can do this with Google Lens on your mobile.
In addition, the Google Lens web interface includes a “Top Match” section and a “Similar Photos” grid in the selected image, allowing you to expand your search in case you don’t find what you were looking for on the first try.
Needless to say, the online version of Google Lens does not have some of the additional features available in the smartphone app. On the web, you can’t scan QR codes or translate text in real time. However, given that bringing the Lens platform to the web was just the first step, Google may soon be introducing more mobile-exclusive features to Chrome.
Even after upgrading Google Chrome to version 92, the new feature is not available to me, suggesting that it will be available shortly after a wider release.
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