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How to reverse search on google using image or video

Found an image or want to know the source of a video? This trick by Google will help you.

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Reverse search is an important and indeed a great feature to find the source and other information related to the image or video. All you have to do is upload the image and know all the information related to it on the web. Here is how to reverse search on Google using an image or video.

Reverse search an Image using Google

On a computer/PC/MAC

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Step 1 – Open the browser and head to images.google.com.

Step 2 – Once the site is open click on the camera icon.

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Step 3 – There will be the option of either pasting a URL or Uploading an image. One can also drag and drop the image they want to search.

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Google Images will automatically detect the image and show the results accordingly

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On a smartphone

This can be a little tricky at first but the mechanism to be followed in the smartphone is almost the same. Here is how you can do it.

Step 1 – Open the browser of your choice

Step 2 – Search for images.google.com.

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Step 3 – Select the Desktop site option from the setting dropdown.

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Step 4 – Now the site will work in the same manner as the desktop site.

Step 5 – Tap on the camera icon next on the search bar.

Step 6 – Now you can either paste a URL or upload an image.

Step 7 – If you decide to upload an image and choose a file, the UI will give you the option to either use the camera to click a photo or select a file from the file manager. 

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After uploading the file, Google will automatically show all the results related to the image uploaded.

Reverse search a Video using Google

Google does not support the reverse search option for now so one cannot upload a video and know the source or information about it. But there is a walkaround that might come in handy if needed.

Step 1 – Play the video on your system for which you want to search.

Step 2 – Pause the video and take a screenshot using the snipping tool on Windows. (Just type ‘snipping tool in Windows 10 search bar and you will get it)

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Step 3 – Now head to images.google.com upload the screenshot.

Step 4 – Search for the image by the methods above and you will find the details of the video too.

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Make sure you take multiple images from the video so it would be easy for you to search regarding a particular video topic. We can expect Google to add searching video natively soon. These steps will help you find information about a particular video or image easily using reverse search by Google.

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