Google releases Lens for its own Photos app on iOS

Google Lens was previously released for Android, but now the feature is also available on the iPhone. In the coming week, the Google Photos app will be equipped with the smart image recognition that Lens offers.

Google Lens update for Google Photos

Initially, Google Lens could only be used on the Google Pixel 2, but gradually all Android devices have been given the function. Now iPhone users can also get started with Lens’ smart object recognition via the Google Photos app.

Google Lens Google Photos

The update will be distributed via the App Store in the coming week. So it may take a while until you see the Lens button in the Google Photos app. As soon as you have the update, you will receive a button with every photo in the app that opens Lens. You will then receive additional information based on what Google recognizes in your photo.

Google Lens is therefore a smart assistant, which offers extra information with your photos. By Googles machine learning Lens can automatically recognize objects, texts or brands in your photos. Google Photos has been using this technique for some time to make it possible to search within your photos. This is now expanded with, for example, information about a monument or restaurants that can be seen in your photo.

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With Lens, Google Lens builds on Google Goggles, an app that Google already released in 2010. That app already used your smartphone camera to recognize objects. Google Lens will also eventually be integrated into the Google Assistant, so that you can ask questions not only with speech, but also with images.

Download Google Photos

You can download Google Photos from the App Store via the link below. You need iOS 9 or later to run the app.

Download Google Photos from the App Store (free)

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