Google Lens is an app announced by Google during Google I/O 2017, intended to bringing up relevant information using visual analysis
Google Lens is a smart camera app that can read and actually understand the information within your images. We’re not talking about the image metadata, but the places, names and even Wi-Fi passwords depicted in your photos. It can then offer up intelligent ways to deal with that information.
What does it do?
- Identify the type of flower in a photo .
- Provide details about a movie based on a poster.
- Show reviews and ratings for a business based off the storefront.
- Scan a flyer or document and identify email address, phone numbers, etc.
In short: Lens will scan photos you’ve snapped or saved and provide additional information about what is in the photo.
Google officially launched Google Lens on October 4 2017, with app previews pre-installed into the Google Pixel 2 although the rollout plan for others devices has not yet been officially announced. A preview of Lens has also been implemented into the Google Photos app for Pixel phones.