Google Photos has a new feature, that allows the users to find the text in the images and then copy the same text for further use. Google used Twitter to announce this new feature today. The feature is currently rolling with Google Lens’s AI features, which allows the users to import images from Google Photos and copy the text from it. Once imported the images, the users can quickly find and copy the text from the selected images. The feature is available in Google Lens app and also Google Photo app for Android and iOS.
With this feature, the users can quickly copy the text from any image instead of taking the lengthy notes or writing down the addresses from the invitation cards, etc. The users can access this feature from Google Photos app, where they can find the option named as “Lens”. Once selected, the user can highlight the part of the images and feature will convert it to the text which the users can copy and paste freely. The optical character recognition feature was present in Google Lens app only. But now it is integrated into Google Photos, allowing the users to use the same on the entire photo library.
Google did not announce this feature in the first place but silently pushed the update to Google Lens and Google Photos app. When Prominent Venture Capitalist Hunter Walk noticed this feature activated on his account, Google formally announced about the feature on the Twitter handle. Google said that they are currently rolling out the update to all of the Google Photos users and all of the users will get access to the same in coming days. The feature resembles the announcement made by CEO Sundar Pichai in 2017 I/O conference.