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Tech & Science A Key Google Lens Feature Has Finally Arrived For Aussies

06:21  27 july  2019
06:21  27 july  2019 Source:   lifehacker.com.au

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Google has finally launched a standalone app for Lens which was previously embedded in Google Photos and Assistant; it requires Android 6.0 and above. There aren't any new features in the app though, it works the same way it used to. The only difference is that you have a standalone app now.

While Google 's image recognition technology, Google Lens , is mostly lacklustre, it still offers some interesting features for the lazy internet browsers out there. One simple feature , however, has not been available for Australian users until now. Wow, Google Lens Is Actually Useful Now.

A Key Google Lens Feature Has Finally Arrived For Aussies© Supplied Image: Google

While Google's image recognition technology, Google Lens, is mostly lacklustre, it still offers some interesting features for the lazy internet browsers out there. One simple feature, however, has not been available for Australian users until now.

Australians will now be able to use Google Lens Image Search features after we were neglected for nearly a year. Users can now search for images and isolate areas of an image to search for similar things to it.

"Lens in Google Images also helps website owners by giving them a new way to be discovered through a visual search, similar to a traditional Google Search," Google Images product manager Assaf Broitman said in a press release.

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While Google 's image recognition technology, Google Lens , is mostly lacklustre, it still offers some interesting features for the lazy internet browsers out there. One simple feature , however, has not been available for Australian users until now. Wow, Google Lens Is Actually Useful Now.

While Google 's image recognition technology, Google Lens , is mostly lacklustre, it still offers some interesting features for the lazy internet browsers out there. One simple feature , however, has not been available for Australian users until now.

How do I use it?

It's a pretty simple process. Go to Google Images and then search for what you'd like. Once the results show, choose the image you want and then select the Google Lens symbol. It will then allow you to select from a number of dots where you can investigate further. You'll be able to touch these dots to reveal similar results but you'll also be able to draw around other areas of the image to search for those too. I tested it with an image of a bike and while only the body and wheel had the magic dot, I was able to circle the seat and handlebars to reveal more.

Earlier this month, Google Lens introduced a bunch of other handy features too. If you're trying to find out information about an object in front of you, you simply open your camera, tap the Google Lens symbol and select what you'd like to do with it. You can search for similar images, translate text, copy text, shop for items and look up dishes on a menu.

Google Lens is facing a serious glow up and we're all better for it.

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