Google Lens, adopted by Google Camera, Google Photos, and Assistant app, has now made its way over to the Chrome browser. The feature is currently linked with searching for images only and hasn’t been allowed to be automatically enabled. So, to integrate the Google Lens feature into the Chrome browser, the steps mentioned below need to be followed. However, in the Chrome stable version 78, this feature is available. 

Integrate Google Lens in Chrome

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The earlier option of Search with Google has been replaced with Search with Google Lens. The Google Lens app need not be installed on your device as the feature has been integrated into Chrome. So, take a look at the steps to integrate Google Lens in the Chrome browser.

Steps to Follow

Integrate Google Lens

First of all, a certain Chrome flag needs to be enabled. These are experimental features that are hidden from normal users. If they cause stability issues on your device, disable them. Go to the Chrome browser on your Android device and do the following to integrate Google Lens to the Chrome browser.

  1. In Chrome’s address bar, enter chrome://flags.
  2. Use the search bar and type, Google Lens. You will be able to see a flag named Google Lens powered image search in the context menu.

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  1. Tap on the Default keyword next to it and select “Enabled” from the drop-down.
  2. A notification to restart the Chrome browser will appear. Click on Relaunch to enable the flag and integrate Google Lens to the Chrome browser.
  3. After the browser restarts, long press an image. You will be able to see the Search with Google Lens option and a “New” keyword next to it. Go ahead and explore.  

Apart from Lens addition to the Chrome browser, there is another minor change that the Chrome browser recently received. Let’s have a look at that as well.

Other Chrome Updates

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The context menu of the Chrome browser has been revamped. The tab switcher icon has also received a new long-press menu. The options currently include the Close tab, New tab, and the New Incognito Tab. Earlier, it had to be enabled via the tab switcher long-press menu flag. But now, this feature has made its way over to the stable Chrome version 78 as well.

Besides the Google Lens integration to the Chrome browser, this was another update worth mentioning. Follow us for more tips on Chrome and the latest updates.