Get info 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 Lens .
  4. Based on your photo, check the details, take 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, like 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: Find historical facts or hours of operation.
  • 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.

Translate a screenshot

Important: You can only translate screenshots in these languages:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  1. On your device, go to the website or app that you want to translate.
  2. Take a screenshot.
  3. Open the Google Photos app Photos.
  4. Select the screenshot that you want to translate, then tap Lens and then Translate.

Find and delete your Google Lens activity

To find and delete your Google Lens activity, go to the Lens page on My Activity. 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. Find and control your Web & App Activity.

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