Google Lens is a very popular AI toolkit by the Alphabet-owned company that makes use of your smartphone’s camera to offer you useful information as well as accurate results. In simple words, it allows you to search for what you see and translates/find them on the internet. You can use it to discover landmarks, restaurants, search for an outfit or furniture and it can even identify plants and dogs. With the latest update, it now empowers you to copy and paste text from your notes. Apart from this, the feature will also allow you to translate a screenshot taken from a device using Google Lens.
At present this screenshot feature on Google Lens is available for Android 11 and will not be accessible on the versions below the OS except for those devices that have upgraded to Android 11.
Before the Google Lens latest update, one was able to use Lens to quickly copy and paste text from paper notes and documents to your phone to save time. But now you will also be able to select text with Lens and tap “Copy to computer” to quickly paste it on another signed-in device with Chrome. This would prove to be very useful when you don’t have much time to type. Simply copy your handwritten notes (if you write neatly!) and paste them on your laptop without having to retype them all or emailing them from the smartphone.
This feature comes to the latest version of Chrome, and for both devices to be signed into the same Google account.
Moreover, it can now learn new words and how to pronounce them correctly. Instead of using the Google translate app you can now use Lens to translate words in Spanish, Chinese and more than 100 other languages, by pointing your camera at the text. In addition to this, you can also use Google lens to practice words or phrases that are difficult to say. To get started, select the text with Lens and tap the new Listen button to hear it read out loud—and finally figure out how to say “hipopótamo!”
At some point in time, you come across a word or phrase which you don’t understand in a book or newspaper, like “gravitational waves,” Google Lens can help. Now, with in-line Google Search results, you can select complex phrases or words to quickly learn more.
According to the tech giant, all of the above Google Lens features are being rolled out globally except for ‘Listen’, which is available on Android and coming soon to iOS.
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