The AI-powered Google Lens feature uses visual recognition to provide information about whatever your smartphone’s camera is pointed at. For example, it can identify landmarks, a type of flower, or provide information about a restaurant or other businesses you’re photographing.
Google first showed of this feature at the I/O 2017 event, then integrated it into the company’s Pixel phones, and later made available for all Android devices. Now, the final step of the natural Google Lens evolution is complete: the company has announced that Google Lens is coming to Apple’s iOS operation system:
A few things you can try with Google Lens:
On your Android or iOS device, with your device language set to English, open the Google Photos app, select a photo and tap the Google Lens icon to learn more about landmarks. See ratings, hours, historical facts, and more. pic.twitter.com/62FK1yTFJJ
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 15, 2018
iOS users should see a preview of Google Lens appear in the latest version of the Google Photos app over the next week. So, look out for the update and, if you haven’t got the Google Photos app already, you can download and install it from the iOS App Store.