Google is bringing Lens, the intelligent image search tool, to desktop. With Lens for Chrome, you can select an area of a page (text or image) to identify content and search. All this without a Chrome extension.
So how do you use Lens on Google Chrome? Read on to find out.
Enable Lens on Chrome
9to5Google spotted a new experimental Chrome flag in the recent Canary channel update. You should see this flag soon on the Dev and Beta channels.
To use Lens on Chrome, enable this flag and restart your browser:
Search your screen with Google Lens: Right-click and select “Search part of the page with Google Lens” to search any region of the site to learn more about the visual content you see while browsing and shopping on the web. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
Using Lens to Search
Now that you have the power of Lens on your Chrome browser, here is how to use it.
Right-click on any page and select the Search part of the page with Google Lens option.
If you right-click an image, you will see a slightly different message – Search image with Google Lens.
Next, click and drag to select an area of the web page. You will see a Google search results page with content that Google found in the selected area.
Here is a quick demo:
I hope you found this tutorial useful. Did you find anything interesting with Google Lens? Let me know in the comments section below.