Google Lens Available On Android And Soon iOS Devices
Google Assistant has been further enhanced for Android devices with the introduction of image search engine Google Lens.
The feature is now rolling out for Android users and will soon be able to be used on iOS devices.
Google Lens is a visual search engine where users can point their camera at anything and the Google Assistant will tell you what it is. It can also show an address on maps so when you take a photo of an address, Lens can pull up directions on maps to the location.
Another interesting feature is if you take a photo of a network name and password for a Wi-Fi router, it will automatically connect to that network.
Google made the announcement via Twitter.
Rolling out today, Android users can try Google Lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android: https://t.co/KCChxQG6Qm
Coming soon to iOS pic.twitter.com/FmX1ipvN62
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 5, 2018
Google Lens was introduced on the Pixel 2 smartphone.
You can download the Google Photos app here.