Google Lens for Android gets a shortcut to start Image Search

Google Lens now has a shortcut – introduced on desktop earlier this year – that lets you quickly open the Image Search experience on Android.

After analyzing an image with Google Lens on Android, some users see a new circular button in the bottom right just above the result sheet. Tap the globe with a magnifying glass icon to open Google image search on the web with that image and query already filled in.

Some people have long preferred image search to Google Lens, and the company recognized this in April by introducing a “Search image source” shortcut on results. It’s finally coming to the mobile experience.

Having to use Google Lens first is still an extra step over the previous workflow on mobile (right-clicking images in Chrome), but it’s better than having to upload an image and manually visit com to download it.

The Find Image Source button is not yet rolling out to all Google Lens mobile users.

Meanwhile, Image Search on mobile is testing a redesign where search filters (All, Images, Videos, News, etc.) are accompanied by icons, like on desktop, while pill-shaped buttons are now used.

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