Find info about objects around you

You can get information about items around you, like landmarks, posters, or barcodes, using your phone's camera. To get the information, you can access Google Lens from Google Assistant on most Android phones, or through the Camera app on some Android phones, like Pixel.

Note: The feature currently isn't available in all languages. 

You can use Google Lens on Pixel and some other Android phones.

  1. On your Android phone, open Lens.
    • Using your Assistant: Touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google." At the bottom right, tap Google Lens Google Lens. (If you don't see this icon, this feature isn't available on your phone yet.)
    • On some Android phones, like Pixel: Open your device's Google Camera app Google Camera and then Google Lens Google Lens. (If you don't see this icon, this feature isn't available on your phone yet.)
  2. Point your camera at an item.
  3. To get details or take action:
    1. Tap the item on your screen.
    2. To select text: Tap a word, then tap it again and drag the blue dots.
    3. Tap Speak Microphone. Ask a question or say a command, like:
      • What is this?
      • How tall is this?
      • Add this to Google Keep

Ways to get started

  • Products: Find similar items for products like furniture and clothing
  • Text: Copy text like phone numbers, dates and addresses
  • Places: Learn more about a landmark or business.
  • Barcodes: Use a barcode to find info about a product, like where to buy it.
  • Apparel and home goods: Find similar products and where to buy them.
  • Menus: Learn about or translate menu items.
  • Painting in a museum: You can get details about it.
  • Book: You can get reviews and other details about it.
  • A plant or animal: You can learn more about it.
  • Posters: Get details about a movie or event in a poster, then add it to your calendar.
  • Business cards: Save a phone number and address as a contact.
  • Remember notes, passwords, favorite foods, or where you parked your car.
    • To remember something:
      1. Follow steps 1–3 above.
      2. Tap Speak Microphone.
      3. Say "Remember this as [x]." For example, "Remember this as my bike lock code."
      4. Later, ask "What’s my bike lock code?"

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