INTRO: Google’s smart camera-based application, which is the Google Lens, is already quite a useful app for everyone. The app can identify objects in the real world and can scan business cards to contacts, and also can copy text from the real world to your phone. So today, Google is adding a new option or feature to Google Lens which will make it even more useful than ever.
Google Lens Now Supports cross-device copy and paste
The very first thing, Google Lens from now onwards will support cross-device copy and paste on it, which means that you can just point your phone towards any form of text, and then copy it. After that, you can paste it on any device that has a signed-in Google Chrome browser installed. This feature will make it so much easier for the users to copy text between devices. It is something iOS and macOS can do already, and it’s definitely going to be proved handy.
Listen Button will help you quickly learn how to pronounce words.
In the lists of updates, there is this new ‘Listen’ feature. With this feature, you can very quickly just learn how to pronounce different or difficult words. All you have to do is scan a word with Google Lens and tap on the new ‘Listen’ button that shows up. This new feature can also be used to ask for directions in the places or in the countries where you don’t know how to pronounce the names of places specifically. Just Simply take a screenshot of the name, scan it with Lens, and tap on ‘Listen’ to play it for the native speaker.
In-Line Word Search Function
Last but not the least, the in-line word search functionality feature that’s coming to Google Lens is also quite useful. It is similar to how Google Now on Tap used to work before it was deleted off by Google and it eventually comes in handy when you need to make a quick Google search.
All the new updates are making their way to Google Lens on Android and iOS with the exception of the new Listen feature which is currently just limited to the Android phones for now. Google is expected to bring the feature to iOS with an update soon.