Search with an image on Google

You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with Google Lens. For example, you can take a photo of a plant and use it to search for info or other similar images.

What you find when you search

Your results can include:

  • Search results for objects in the image
  • Similar images
  • Websites with the image or a similar image

What you need

Search with an image from search results

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to Google Images.
  2. Search for an image.
  3. Tap the image.
  4. At the top right, tap Search inside image .

Search with an image from a website

Important: To search with a website image in the Chrome app, you must make Google your default search engine.

  1. On your Android phone, go to the Google app Google app or Chrome app Chrome .
  2. Go to the website with the image.
  3. Touch and hold the image.
  4. Tap Search Image with Google Lens.
    • To search an object in an image, if available on the object, tap Select .
    • To search part of an image, tap Select image area , then drag the corners of the box around your selection.
  5. At the bottom, scroll to find related search results.

Search with an image saved on your phone

Important: For now, this feature isn’t available on Android tablets.

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google app Google app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Discover.
  3. In the search bar, tap Google Lens Google Lens.
  4. Take or upload a photo to use for your search:
    • To take a photo: Point to an object with your camera and tap Search Search.
    • To upload an existing image: Tap Photo picker Gallery and select a photo.
  5. Select the area you want to use for your search:
    • Use an object in the image: If available, on the object, tap Select .
    • Use part of an image: Tap Select image area , then drag the corners of the box around your selection.
  6. At the bottom, scroll to find your search results.

Tip: To get more specific results select a smaller area on the image.

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