How to use Pinterest's cool new feature as a visual search engine for the world around you

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Pinterest Lens

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This is what Lens looks like inside the app.

In February, Pinterest announced it was rolling out an exciting new feature: Lens.

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The new addition to the app lets you use your camera to identify decor, clothing, and food you see in the real world. By pointing your camera at a pair of shoes, for instance, you'll be able to see similar styles on Pinterest and get ideas for how to wear them.

Lens is still in beta, but I got invited to test it out, probably because I'm an avid Pinterest user (I open the app at least once every day and probably spend more than 30 minutes a day using it).

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It's important to note that because Lens is still in beta, the technology isn't perfect yet, but here's how it works so far.