Google Lens comes to the iOS search app

Google is bringing Lens’s visual search feature to the Google iOS app, giving iPhone users a new way to search the web from mobile.

Tapping the Google Lens icon plunges you directly into the camera, at which point if Google recognizes something in the space it touches, the app will automatically populate the search results for those objects.

Lens, which Google announced at its I / O conference in 2017, rolled out very slowly across the company’s suite of products, with most of the new features appearing to debut on the company’s Pixel phones before reaching others. devices. Google Lens was previously available in the Google Photos app on iOS, where the feature could recognize objects in images.

The company has also announced that it will bring some updates to Lens on Google Photos, with additional language support beyond English (now Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Korean), and new ways to search for images by style.