If you’d like a handy way to search your photos and identify important buildings / landmarks, places, names, Wi-Fi passwords and other valuable contextual information depicted in them, Google Lens may be for you.
For example, take a photo of a router’s password sticker and you’ll automatically connect to that network, take a picture of an unknown plant and automatically identify it in Google search results, or take photograph of foreign text for a translation.
This photo scanning smart camera feature for all Android and iOS users works through the official Google Photos app. Here’s how:
Get the app – Android users are likely to already have this app on their devices, and iOS users can download it from the App Store.
Make sure that ‘English’ is set as the local language on your phone.
Open the app and select any photo to view.
Look for the Google Lens button shown, tap it, and tap ‘Get Started’.
You will be shown a brief animation on your photo that indicates it’s being scanned.
After the scan, you will see information Google Lens found for your image.