Get information about your photos and surroundings

You can get details or take actions on your photos, objects around you and image searches with Google Lens.


  • Lens can translate text into all Google Translate languages.
  • Shopping results are available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and United States.

You can use Google Lens from:

  • Google Photos
  • The Google Assistant on most Android phones
  • The Camera app on some Android phones, such as Pixel

Get details and take action on your photos

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Select a photo.
  3. Tap Google Lens .
  4. Depending on your photo, check the details, take an action or find similar products. 

If you take a photo of:

  • Apparel and home goods: Find similar products and where to buy them. 
  • Barcodes: Use a barcode to find info about a product, such as where to buy it.
  • Business card: Save the phone number or address to a contact.
  • Book: Get a summary and read reviews.
  • Event flyer or billboard: Add the event to your calendar.
  • Landmark or building: See historical facts, hours of operation and more.
  • Painting in a museum: Read about the artist and learn more.
  • Plant or animal: Learn about species and breeds.

Tip: To copy text, tap and select the words that you'd like to copy.

Find information about objects around you

  1. On your Android phone, open Lens.
    • With your Google Assistant: Touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Google". At the bottom right, tap Google Lens .
    • On some Android phones, like Pixel: Open your device's Google Camera app Google Cameraand then More and then Google Lens  .
    • If you don't see the Google Lens icon, Google Lens can't find info about objects around you on your phone.
  2. Point your camera at an item.
  3. On your screen, tap the item.
    • To select text, tap a word, then tap it again and drag the blue dots.
  4. Tap Speak Voice search button tap to speak.
  5. Ask a question or say a command, like:
    • What is this?
    • How tall is this?
    • Add this to Google Keep.

Find information about results in image search

  1. On your phone or tablet, go to and search for an image.
  2. Tap an image result.
  3. Tap Google Lens .
  4. If available, tap a white dot. Otherwise, with your finger or a stylus, circle part of the image.
  5. Tap an image result.
  6. To leave Lens and return to image search, tap Close Close.

Note: Google Lens in search currently only works in US English, only from image search, only on still images and only in mobile browsers (not the Google app). It won't work with offensive images. Learn how to search for images.

See and delete your Google Lens activity

To find and delete your Google Lens activity, go to the Lens page on My Activity. Learn how to control what's saved in your Google Account

If you don't want your Google Lens activity saved to your Google Account, turn off Web & app activity. Learn how to see and control your Web & app activity.

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