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Visual search engine Lens comes to all Google Photos users

Visual search engine Lens comes to all Google Photos users

Confirming about their latest feature, Google said that they are rolling out Google Lens on Wednesday and interested Android users can try it to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. The tool that debuted on Pixel devices in October past year is also heading to iOS devices in the coming future.

For the uninitiated, Google Lens can identify a number of items we come across daily from artwork to barcodes to even movies, paintings and video games and tell you more about it. The company has promised that Lens in Google Photos will roll out to iOS users soon.

As you can see from the embedded tweet above, Google says Lens is still in the "coming soon" phase in Photos on iOS. Google had announced the feature at the MWC.

Certain smartphones will eventually support Lens through Google Assistant. Google Lens literally turns your Android phone into a visual search engine. Once you do this, Google Lens will scan your picture and show any information that's relevant to it. For example, you're in an unfamiliar place and want to know more about a landmark in front of you, just open your Lens on Google Photos and it will give you what you need to know. It's taken almost a year, but as of Monday, the feature has begun rolling out to all Android phones with the latest version of Google Photos installed.

We still can't forget company CEO Sundar Pichai's Google Lens demo at the Google I/O 2017 event.