How to use Google Lens to boost productivity on Android phones

Oct 26, 2021

By: Shadab Rabbani

Copy physical text to clipboard

Using Google Lens, you can capture text from physical documents like - books and newspapers, and copy them onto the clipboard of their Android devices.

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Transfer physical text on computer

You can capture the text from any physical documents and transfer them to their computer by selecting the "Copy to computer" option.

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Hear the text

You can hear any text that you capture by selecting the “Listen” option.

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Interactive text from images

If you find some text in an image and want to use it, you can take a screenshot and open it in Google Lens to copy the text or send it on your computer.

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You can use any text in a physical document and look up for it and related results online by using the “Search” option.

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Save contact from Business card

You can point the Lens to a business card, and it will allow you to save the contact details, including name, number.

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Email, call or visit website

If you have a business card or any letterhead containing an email address, phone number, or website, you can email, call, text or visit the website directly from the Lens app.

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Translate text from physical document

You can capture any text from a physical document and translate it into any language that Google recognises directly from the Lens app.

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Scan Codes

You can use the Lens to scan barcodes and QR codes to open websites or perform whatever function that is encoded.

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Using lens on various apps

You can access the Google Lens from Google's Image Search, Photos and your phone’s camera and perform all the functions it has to offer.

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Open Lens app with your voice

You just have to say “Hey, Google: Open Google Lens” to open the Lens application without using your fingers.

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