Google Lens preview officially spreads to iOS devices in Google Photos app

Google Lens preview officially spreads to iOS devices in Google Photos app

Google Lens isn't a standalone app, it's built into the Google Photos experience, although it'd be great to see it become a standalone app - maybe Apple should have a similar competitor in place soon. That is, if you took a photo of the sticker on your router, it could help you to paste that information in your Wi-Fi settings to get you connected.

During the demo at I/O, Google showed off how Google Lens could do other things, too. Take a picture of the flyer, and Lens will save the information in your calendar.

After initially making it available to those with Android devices, Google has begun rolling out its Google Lens image recognition software to those with iOS devices. Download the app and head right in.

If Google Lens hasn't "rolled out" to your device yet, you'll see its "i" instead, as I did this morning.

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To access the feature on the iOS device, launch the Google Photos app, select a photo, then tap on the Google Lens icon. However, you can delete individual entries, or indeed turn off activity history altogether. It's an elegant app that can help describe the world around you.

The feature made its debut alongside the Google Pixel 2 announcement. Over time the AI underpinning the app will get more sophisticated - maybe analyzing your meals and counting calories, or something similar.

For instance, if you scan a photo of a painting, Google Lens has the ability to recognize the image and search relevant information regarding it, like the name of the painter and much more.

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