Google Photos update adds ability to search for text in your pictures

Google Photos update adds ability to search for text in your pictures
Google announced earlier today that it's improving the Lens feature in the Photos app with a new ability that will allow users to search for text in images. First discovered by a Google Photos users, the information was confirmed on the app's official Twitter account.

Although Google has made it easier for Photos users to search by various criteria like objects, events, people, and pets, the option to look for text in images saved in the cloud wasn't available to users.

According to Google, starting this month, it will roll out the ability to search photos by the text in them. You can search for specific words and once the app brings up the results, you can click the Lens button to copy and paste the text, which comes in handy if you need to fill in a complicated password or anything like that.

Google Lens has picked up quite a few improvements over the years, as the search giant is trying to implement the tool in many of its apps and services. With Google Lens, you can add contact details from a business card, or have it identify billions of items from the products available through Google Shopping.

It's a nifty tool that helps users do tasks that usually require more than one action. And Google will probably not stop here, so the question is what other tricks Lens will learn next.

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1 Comment

4. XyAzario

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

Nice. What you may not know is that ScreenshotGo by Firefox already did it. Its in beta though but it works well all the time.

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