Google Lens, Google’s computer vision-based product designed to allow users to interact with real-world objects via the Google app and the Pixel phone, has been available to U.S. users since April of 2018, and officially launched in August as part of the Android P beta release . While many people are aware that Google Lens can be used to copy text from physical objects or translate written text between languages, there are plenty of other features of Google Lens that most people have never heard of. These 10 things you didn’t know about Google Lens will help you see just how powerful this new tool really is. 10 Things You Didn’t Know Google Lens Could Do
1) Book a flight
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To book a flight with Google, open the Google Assistant app and say OK, Google. Book me a trip to San Francisco. Then enter your destination, departure date, and number of people traveling on the first screen. Select your travel class (economy/business) and click Next on the following screens. Fill in any personal details such as passport information and then choose whether you want to bring checked bags or carry-on luggage.
2) Convert between units
Google Lens is a great tool for converting units. Just point your phone’s camera at a unit of measurement, like feet and inches, and the app will tell you how many meters that measure equals.
If you’re looking for an even more precise conversion, just point your camera at the specific value to get an exact answer. For example, if you’re looking to convert 12 pounds into kilograms, just take a picture of the number 12 with your phone’s camera.
3) Measure distances in the real world
The measuring tool in Google Lens can be very useful when you are trying to figure out the size of something. Just point your camera at an object and a measuring tape will show up on your screen. It works best with straight lines, but it’s still pretty cool! Pointing your phone at a product will tell you what store carries that product near you: If there is something that catches your eye, Google Lens will bring up a list of stores near you that carry it. Get the weather forecast for any location: All you have to do is take a picture of anything (a building, or even someone) and then type in where they’re located, and google lens will automatically get the weather forecast for them.
4) Add events to your calendar
Google Lens is a new digital tool from the search engine giant that can identify objects and images by scanning them. The idea is to save you time by doing simple things like finding out information about an object, or translating text on signs in another language.
Find Out What’s On TV: We’ve all been there, trying to figure out which show to watch for hours before settling on something we haven’t seen before. Well, with Google Lens it just got a whole lot easier. Point your phone at the TV and tap the Send button on your phone to add it to your planner. No more scrolling through channels, only to be disappointed by what you find.
5) Identify plants, animals, and more
– Use your phone to identify plants and animals. – Take a picture of something, then tap on it to search for related images or information. – See the world around you in new ways with augmented reality. Find out more about landmarks with AR mode:
– AR Mode lets you explore monuments like the Taj Mahal, Colosseum and Notre Dame Cathedral through a layer of immersive 3D imagery overlaid on top of what you’re seeing.
– Point at things like buildings, sculptures or other points of interest and see an overlay on how they were made and what they’re called in your language.
6) Use it as a QR code scanner
Google Lens is a powerful tool that can easily be integrated into your day-to-day life. For example, you could use it to scan a QR code so that you can quickly access the website or app of your choice. The camera will automatically identify what the object in question is and provide more information about it. For example, if you take a photo of a restaurant’s menu, Google Lens will translate it for you on the spot. It also has an AR function which overlays useful information over live video images as you point your camera at different objects around town.
7) Get answers to questions
# What can Google Lens do?
Google Lens is an app that lets you take a picture of something and then get information on it. It can identify landmarks, books, movies, or even translate text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign in another language, the app will automatically detect the language and translate it for you!
# How does it work?
8) Track packages
In a world where we’re constantly on the go, it can be hard to keep track of what’s coming and going. With our hands full, we often have to rely on email or messages to find out where our packages are. But now there’s an easier way – just use your phone camera! After snapping a photo of your tracking number, Google Lens will scan the barcode and bring up information about when your package is due to arrive. If you don’t need this info in real time, don’t worry – you can also save it for later as well.
9) Find contact information of places, businesses, and more.
Google is always coming out with new features for their products. Recently, they released a new feature for their camera app called Google Lens. This feature will allow you to take a picture and have the phone recognize what it is that you are looking at. The phone will then give you the ability to do things with this information such as look up reviews, find a store near by, or add it to your calendar.
10) Share content with people around you.
1. The camera can help you identify a type of animal or flower by scanning its image.
2. It can translate text from one language to another in real time, as you’re reading it.
3. It can tell you the air quality on your commute, as well as nearby restaurants and stores that are open.
4. If you want to take a picture of an object so you don’t forget where it is, Google Lens will store the location info for you automatically.
5. And if someone sends you a URL but doesn’t explain what they’re linking to, Lens will highlight whatever is there so all you need to do is tap on it for more information!
6. Plus it lets you scan QR codes and barcodes for quick access to information about them