Google Lens has a strong OCR filter capable of pulling text from any picture. This month’s backup service, available in Google Photos, adds the capacity to search for text in pictures.
This afternoon, after a user discovered it, the official Twitter account silently announced the function. Google Photos search can already recognize items, activities, and people or animals (when their faces are marked). In the meantime, the app leverages GPS information in images to allow location queries.
Photos will now also be searching for text in pictures. This enables you to search for phrases and take up all outcomes where that term appears physically, regardless of how tiny it may be or whether it is at an angle. On screenshots it performs particularly well, but it also operates on any text that appears in an picture.
The text search for Google Photos is perfect for papers, Wi-Fi passwords, and anything else you saved by taking a photo. This operates on both Android and iOS applications and on the web client as well.
This function now rolls out, and we’ve checked several equipment live. Google recommends users to press the Lens button once on the required picture so that text can be readily copied and pasted.