Google Lens is a nifty little tool for taking the necessary details on what we see through the camera of our devices. It started exclusively on the Pixel 2 way back a few months ago until it became available to other Android devices primarily through the Google Photos app and in some supported devices through a dedicated camera app. Now after Android gets the benefits of Google Lens, it’s time for iOS users to have them too and starting today and over the next week, Google Lens will be rolling out to users on the iPhone and the iPad.
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.https://t.co/Ni6MwEh1bu pic.twitter.com/UyIkwAP3i9
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Google Lens uses AI visual search to detect objects, a person, animals, plants and places and grab relevant information to the user. Like most Android devices, Google Lens will also be available through the Google Photos app on iOS and that means, users will have to have the latest version of Google Photos for iOS in which as of this writing is at version 3.15.
First thing’s first, users has to have Google Photos on their device to try out the new Google Lens and if they do have the app yet the feature isn’t their for them to try, users will have to update their Google Photos app to the latest version by going to: App Store and tap Updates to check if Google Photos already has the update available.