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Google Lens Beta Update Adds Built-in Gallery to Quickly Pull Up Screenshots

Google Lens is a widely used tool that people use to do image searches or find similar images or products with the help of deep machine learning and AI. The Lens app on Android allows users to analyze live images in real-time, but the app has now got a new gallery view on its latest beta version. The alleged new gallery view makes it easier for users to sift through screenshots and other pictures in the phone gallery.

According to recent reports from a trusted source, Google has released a beta update for Lens on Android app that has introduced a gallery view. The new feature comes in place of the existing button that upon pressing launched the device’s Files app. But now, it has reportedly been replaced by a gallery view that shows a fullscreen grid of thumbnails of the latest screenshots and photos. The “gallery view” button lies at the left side of the camera shutter button of Google Lens.

Use Gallery View in Google Lens to Quickly Pull Screenshots

Google Lens Beta Update Adds Built-in Gallery to Quickly Pull Up Screenshots
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Apart from allowing users to analyze live images in real-time, Google Lens has also been allowing them to use existing images on their phones. However, this process was a bit longer as it opened the Files app first and then the user had to look for the image. But with the new feature, users will see a full-screen view of latest screenshots and images that he/she can choose from.

At the top of the screen, users will see their eight most recent screenshots. There also appears a “View all” button at the right corner to see all screenshots. Below the screenshots, the updated Google Lens shows “All images” from your phone’s gallery, which is quite similar to the Google Photos app. Unlike the previous method, where you had to manually look for an image, the new gallery view feature is a much more optimized way of doing things.

Google Lens Beta Update Adds Built-in Gallery to Quickly Pull Up Screenshots
Images courtesy: 9to5Google

The new feature has been rolled out through a beta update on Google Lens beta v12.8 and later. This would prove very useful for users who have the Lens icon on their phone’s home screen and only use the visual search through that application. If you also want to try out this feature before it releases on a stable build, you can join the beta program for the Google app, as Lens is updated through the Google app only.

Punkaj Kumar

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