Google gives Chrome on the desktop one of the best features of the Android version
Google announced that it is bringing its Lens function to Google chrome in the coming weeks, making it easy for you to discover more information on the web page you are browsing.
Web browsers have become more important in the daily life of their users in recent times due to the pandemic, so developers are bringing them ever more innovative and eye-catching features, such as RGB lighting in Opera’s GX browser, to a new look for Apple Safari Navigator.
However, Google Goal has been a useful feature for many people who use Chrome on their smartphones, allowing users to discover more information about images and translate text on the fly.
Now that it’s coming to Google Chrome on the desktop, it’s a feature that might make others steer away from their other web browser of choice.
What is Google Lens?
Launched in 2017, Google Lens lets you point a smartphone’s camera at certain objects, and Lens would be able to copy visible text in the image, for example, or translate any sign that’s in another language. if you were abroad.
Eventually, it was integrated into the Camera app on Android, and it’s also available for use on the Google app on iOS.
It’s a feature that has always been well received, in part thanks to its reliability when scanning images and text, and now the same can be done through Google Chrome.
Inspiration can strike anytime. ⚡ Soon you will be able to use #GoogleLens to instantly search for products in images while browsing the Google app on iPhone. And psst… Lens is also coming to Chrome on the desktop 👀 #SearchOn pic.twitter.com/HTQCz7sjoOSeptember 29, 2021
According to Google’s tweet, you’ll soon be able to activate Lens via a button, which will analyze any part of a webpage you select and then display the results in a sidebar on the right.
This seems to show up on all platforms you can use Chrome on, such as Windows, macOS, and Google Chromebooks running ChromeOS.
Analysis: say what you see
With the latest software updates from Apple introducing its own take on Google Lens in the form of Live Text, it made sense for Google to integrate Lens into its other apps.
This has always been a useful feature – on my last vacation in Spain I was using it to decipher a menu in a restaurant, and then used the translate feature to make sure the waiter knew what I wanted. order.
Now that he’s in Google Chrome, he might find a new audience of users who may never have known about Lens, perhaps because they don’t use an Android device or the Google app on iOS.
Having it in the toolbar next to the address bar will give users a chance to try it out, and it could give Google more ideas for new features in Lens in the future.