Google has finally integrated the text recognition feature that was spotted on Google Lens into Google Photos. Moving forward, you can now search for words that appear in an image on Photos.
To test this is, type any word that shows up in the image you’re searching for, in this case, “frozen yogurt” and then wait for your result to pop up
It does support non-Latin and non-English searches too.
This was innovated by utilizing the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that was found on Google Lens. So, in essence, once you’ve found the image you’re looking for, you can then tap the Google Lens button to select and copy it in order to paste it elsewhere.
During my test, I noticed that it didn’t work with some photos that had the text I was searching for — (case-in-point, the ‘Pinkberry’ text from the picture above) — this could be as a result of the fact that it hasn’t been fully optimized, yet. But away from that, I can see how this feature can come in handy especially in our daily activities.
What do you think?