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Google Lens on iPhones and iPads since today

Google Lens on iPhones and iPads since today

That changes with an update to Google Photos, which will bake Lens functionality in for iOS devices.

Lens allows a smartphone camera to detect objects and pulls up relevant information to the user.

Google Lens will continue rolling out to iOS users over the next week.

The Lens is an on-demand object recognition tool, accessible through the Google Photos application.

If you're looking at landmarks or photos in a museum through Lens, Google will tell you what it knows about it. Point it at a business card, meanwhile, and it will attempt to extract the pertinent contact details and then offer to create a new contact entry with them on your phone.

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The feature is part of Google Photos update version 3.15, so be sure to keep a look out for it if it has not reached your region yet.

During the demo at I/O, Google showed off how Google Lens could do other things, too.

A flyer or event billboard: You can add that event to your calendar.

If you want to see your previous activity, you can select this setting within the app. It was first launched on Google's Pixel 2 phones last fall, and then moved to all Android devices earlier this month, before Google announced its arrival on iOS. Your activity with Google Lens and the image is saved to your Google account, available here. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.

"Starting today and rolling out over the next week, those of you on iOS can try the preview of Google Lens to quickly take action from a photo or discover more about the world around you".