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Google Lens Rolling Out for iOS Users within Google Photos

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Last week, Google started rolling out its Google Lens photo feature within the Google Photos Android app, stating support for iOS would be coming soon.

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Now, Google Photos has announced Google Lens support is rolling out for iOS users, within the Google Photos app:

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.

Google Lens will allow you to “get more details or take action on your photo”, according to the company. Here are some examples of how Google Lens will let you interact with photos you’ve taken, according to Google:

  • Business card: You can save the phone number or address to a contact.
  • Book: You can get reviews and other details about it.
  • Landmark or building: You can get more details about it.
  • Painting in a museum: You can get details about it.
  • A plant or animal: You can learn more about it.
  • A flyer or event billboard: You can add that event to your calendar.

This is pretty neat (but also creepy), leveraging the company’s AI efforts to identify objects and places.

Google Lens will only work if your device language is set to English. How to use Google Lens? Launch the Google Photos iOS app, select a photo and then tap the Google Lens icon, if support is available. We’re not seeing the feature in Canada yet on our iPhone.

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Google says you can also see your Google Lens activity as well, if you have Web & Activity turned on. Your activity with Google Lens and the image is saved to your Google account, available here.

Let us know when you start seeing Google Lens support within Google Photos for iOS in Canada.

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