Google recently added a new option to Chrome called ‘Search images with Google Lens’. This feature replaces the previous option of retrieving images instead of lenses.
In case you don’t know, this feature appears when you right-click on the images displayed in Google Chrome. It lets you find the original source and information about the images.
Previously, you could search for uploaded images in Chrome using the image search option. This type of search can be useful in many ways, from identifying people in photos to finding information about photos you have as your desktop background and locations in the world where beautiful sunsets were captured.
Google Chrome new ‘search images with Lens’ option:
Users of this newer option can use the Google Lens link compared to the previous option. Google Lens is not a reverse image search feature designed to provide users with context and related information.
The Lens website emphasizes visual relevance and provides links to pages containing similar images. Results are limited and a link goes to Google Images for a full list of images and sites similar to this topic.
In the updated version of Chrome, right-clicking on a photo brings up a menu that says ‘Search for images with Google Lens’. This option will give you a better context for what you are looking for.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Google Weather with new Dynamic User Interface starts rolling out
Google has started releasing a new Dyanamic UI for its Weather app to bring a more consistent and modern look to the weather information on Android phones. The new Google Weather UI was first spotted on the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, according to tipster Mishaal Rahman. And, in the last few days, some Pixel phone users have also reported seeing the new UI on their devices.
Interestingly, some Samsung smartphone users have also claimed to have the new UI on their phones, suggesting that the rollout is not exclusive to Google devices.
The new UI has a darker and more professional look than the previous one, and it still features the cute frog character that changes according to the weather conditions.
The new Google Weather UI is still not widely available, and it seems that Google is testing it with a small number of users before rolling it out to everyone. However, it is not clear when Google will roll out the new UI to all users, but we will keep you updated on any developments.
Android 14 to bring new gestures for stylus and trackpad users
Google is continuously delivering new features and improvements for Android devices through the Play Store and Play System updates. These updates affect core OS components, apps such as Play Services, and more. At the moment, the company is releasing a September 2023 Play System update for Android users.
According to the latest information through 9to5Google, Android 14 will add new gestures for stylus and trackpad users in the web browser. These gestures will improve the browsing experience and productivity. For example, you can swipe left or right with your stylus or trackpad to go back or forward in the browser history. You can also zoom in or out, scroll, and select text with ease.
To update the Play Store, tap your avatar in the corner, then “Settings.” Under the About” section, you’ll see an option to “Update Play Store.” To update the Play System, go to the Settings app, then About phone > Android version > Google Play system update.