How to use Google Lens on your desktop in 2021 ( Updated!)

Google Lens is a feature that utilizes the camera on your smartphone or tablet to recognize objects, text, and landmarks. It can also help you complete a number of tasks, from translating text using Google Translate to sharing your location with a contact. But it’s not just for phones and tablets—you can also use Google Lens on your desktop. The new lens will be available inside Google photos to help users to copy, paste text on their PC with Google Lens. Here is How to use Google lens on your desktop.

Update: Google announced plans to introduce Google Lens to Chrome on desktop at its Search On event. You can now select images, videos, or text from websites and search them with Lens in the same tab thanks to this integration.

Once Google Lens is enabled, You can follow the simple steps to you can use Google Lens on your desktop.

  • Open any webpage on Google Chrome Browser
  • Right-click on any portion of the website and select ‘Search Part of the Page with Google Lens’ from the drop-down menu.
  • When the search results are returned.
  • Google Lens will display them in the right-side panel.

How to use Google lens on your desktop ( Old Method )

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  • Visit photos.google.com on your desktop
  • Make sure that you have the latest version of Google Chrome
  • Open an image that contains text, you’ll see a “ Copy text from image” suggestion with the Google Lens logo appear in the top left corner.
  • Tap on the button and copy text from the image. all text content will be displayed in a window on the right side.
  • You can select or deselect text from the image and press the copy text button on the right window.
  • You can paste the text where ever you want to.

Google Lens only allows you to copy texts from an image through optical character recognition (OCR). More features like recognizing people, monuments, plants, and more aren’t available for now. Good to see Google is expanding its lens support to desktops. This will be a really good handy feature for students to copy text from images and make documents.

So, this is how you can use Google lens on your desktop. Google is planning to roll out Google lens support for everyone very soon. Don’t worry if you don’t see the option right away. Keep an eye on the Google chrome updates tab. You can find it by clicking the three-dot menu on top>settings> about chrome. For more amazing Guides you can click the links below.

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