The Google Lens app combines many practical functions in a single app. Now the camera software gets another additional feature that can save you a lot of time.
Google Lens: Scanned texts can be transferred directly to the PC
To date, Google Lens has recorded more than 100 million downloads in the Play Store. With an average rating of 4.5 stars, the app seems to be very well received by its users – and rightly so!
The smart camera app offers you numerous interesting functions. With a short snapshot of a plant you can find out what kind of plant is right there in front of you, scan in barcodes or take a picture of a product and will be forwarded to the right shop or have other texts automatically translated on signs or screens by you just hold the camera on it.
How Google Lens works:
You can tell that Google Lens is almost a small Swiss software pocket knife, to which another function has now been added. With the latest version of the app, you can now scan texts and send them directly to your PC. The only requirement: You must also be logged in to your computer with your Google account and use version 81 of the Chrome browser.
According to the developers, this not only works with machine-generated text, but Google Lens should also recognize handwriting and convert it into normal text characters.
Google Lens: translation tool also gets an update
But in addition to this change, Google Lens has also received another update. It is now possible for users to listen to the exact pronunciation of individual words and sentences in the app’s translation function. An extra button was introduced for this. This can be very practical when traveling. The function is currently only available in the Android app, but will soon be available for iOS devices in the Google Photos app.