Lens in Google Images is live on the mobile web for users in the United States in English starting Thursday. This will also prove useful in searching and purchasing items you like in an image, whereby you can tap or circle the items using Google Lens and Google Images will reveal relevant information such as the price of the items or where you can buy the items.
It's part of a broader initiative by Google to develop more ways for people to search for information beyond entering words and text into the company's core search engine, explained Google Images engineering head Cathy Edwards. In addition to the recent integration with Google Images, Google Lens also works on a device with an updated Google Photos app of the latest version with a device language set to English. Pressing the lens icon triggers several smaller dots to appear over objects in the photo that the tech recognizes, and touching one of those overlaid dots will produce other similar photos of the objects from around the web. This is especially helpful if you are looking for a new sofa, for example, as shown in the GIF to the right. During your search, you come across a couch you like in an image, but you may not know what style it is or where to buy it. "Lens is a natural fit for Google Images", Google said.
According to Google report, The Dots will appear on the product and objects. Furthermore, Google is expecting to introduce this technology to identify the landmarks, animals, and plants in near future.
Google Lens first arrived at Google I/O 2017 and has historically lived as a feature in the Google Pixel smartphone camera app. Google will roll out to more locations and languages in the coming months. You can draw a circle around the object in the image to get more detailed information.